The Lay of the Land: Techniques for Displaying Discrete and Continuous Content on a Spherical Display

Williamson, J. , Sunden, D. and Hamilton, K. (2016) The Lay of the Land: Techniques for Displaying Discrete and Continuous Content on a Spherical Display. In: PerDis '16: The 5th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Oulu, Finland, 20-22 June, 2016, pp. 38-44. ISBN 9781450343664 (doi:10.1145/2914920.2915005)

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Abstract

Spherical displays afford social interaction, where users can crowd around the display to explore content together. Related work has explored different aspects of public display interaction, but the distribution and layout of content is often ignored by researchers and users alike. We present Venue Finder, an interactive spherical display that provided information about concert venues during a city-wide music festival. We deployed Venue Finder in a comparative evaluation using three techniques to distribute content on the spherical display; map based, linear, and distributed. We deployed the display in a concert hall for six days per condition for a total of eighteen days. The results showed that the linear condition resulting in the longest interaction times and largest proportion of touches for content viewing. Based on our results, we propose three design recommendations for content distribution on spherical displays.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sunden, Mr Daniel and Williamson, Dr Julie
Authors: Williamson, J., Sunden, D., and Hamilton, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450343664
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 ACM
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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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