Enter the Circle: Blending Spherical Displays and Playful Embedded Interaction in Public Spaces

Williamson, J. R. and Sundén, D. (2015) Enter the Circle: Blending Spherical Displays and Playful Embedded Interaction in Public Spaces. In: PerDis '15: The 4th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Saarbrücken, Germany, 10-12 Jun 2015, pp. 195-200. ISBN 9781450336086 (doi:10.1145/2757710.2757731)

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Abstract

Public displays are used a variety of contexts, from utility driven information displays to playful entertainment displays. Spherical displays offer new opportunities for interaction in public spaces, allowing users to face each other during interaction and explore content from a variety of angles and perspectives. This paper presents a playful installation that places a spherical display at the centre of a playful environment embedded with interactive elements. The installation, called Enter the Circle, involves eight chair-sized boxes filled with interactive lights that can be controlled by touching the spherical display. The boxes are placed in a ring around the display, and passers-by must “enter the circle” to explore and play with the installation. We evaluated this installation in a pedestrianized walkway for three hours over an evening, collecting on-screen logs and video data. This paper presents a novel evaluation of a spherical display in a public space, discusses an experimental design concept that blends displays with embedded interaction, and analyses real world interaction with the installation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Dr Julie and Sunden, Mr Daniel
Authors: Williamson, J. R., and Sundén, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450336086
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 ACM
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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Data DOI:10.5525/gla.researchdata.184

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
652931Spherical Interaction for Public Spaces (SIPS)Julie WilliamsonEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M002675/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE