Large scale multiuser digital mind mapping tool : a study in usability

Poxon, David, Sitbon, Laurianne, Schroeter, Ronald, & Bruza, Peter D. (2014) Large scale multiuser digital mind mapping tool : a study in usability. In OZCHI 2014 : Designing Futures : The Future of Design, 2-5 December 2014, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. (In Press)

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Project work can involve multiple people from varying disciplines coming together to solve problems as a group. Large scale interactive displays are presenting new opportunities to support such interactions with interactive and semantically enabled cooperative work tools such as intelligent mind maps. In this paper, we present a novel digital, touch-enabled mind-mapping tool as a first step towards achieving such a vision. This first prototype allows an evaluation of the benefits of a digital environment for a task that would otherwise be performed on paper or flat interactive surfaces. Observations and surveys of 12 participants in 3 groups allowed the formulation of several recommendations for further research into: new methods for capturing text input on touch screens; inclusion of complex structures; multi-user environments and how users make the shift from single- user applications; and how best to navigate large screen real estate in a touch-enabled, co-present multi-user setting.

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ID Code: 79712
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Collaborative computing, Computer-supported cooperative work, Large interactive displays, Mind mapping
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 please consult the owner/author(s).
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2015 23:08
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:03

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