Multi-User Interaction on Media Facades through Live Video on Mobile Devices

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Sebastian Boring, Sven Gehring, Alexander Wiethoff, Magdalena Blöckner, Johannes Schöning, Andreas Butz

The increasing number of media facades in urban spaces offers great potential for new forms of interaction – especially for collaborative multi-user scenarios. In this paper, we present a way to directly interact with them through live video on mobile devices. We extend the Touch Projector interface to accommodate multiple users by showing indi-vidual content on the mobile display that would otherwise clutter the facade’s canvas or distract other users. To demonstrate our concept, we built two collaborative multi-user applications: (1) painting on the facade and (2) solving a 15-puzzle. We gathered informal feedback during the ARS Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria and found that our interaction technique is (1) considered easy-to-learn, but (2) may leave users unaware of the actions of others.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date7 May 2011
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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