Print Email Facebook Twitter Exploring Intuitive Interactions surrounding Multi-touch Tabletops Title Exploring Intuitive Interactions surrounding Multi-touch Tabletops Author Van Huisstede, C.M. Contributor De Ridder, H. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Department of Industrial Design Programme Master of Science Design for Interaction Date 2012-06-26 Abstract The purpose of this report is to present TNO the conclusions of a study on the use of Sensator technology on an active tangible within an interactive multi-touch tabletop environment as part of a graduation assignment at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of Technology. The study includes a broad exploration of existing technology in the field of tangibles within an interactive multi-touch domain, the results of a creative brainstorm used to determine an applicative context for the given technology and the results of two successive qualitative studies on the usability of two working prototypes. The major findings indicate that the active tangibles, in general, show great potential for conveying abstract computer system information through their functional parts. In addition, active tangibles can be used to facilitate common computer system commands. The final prototype facilitates abstract cut, copy and paste commands within a photo sorting canvas environment. Results from both qualitative usability test indicate that the final prototype is capable of delivering a pleasant and intuitive experience. The final prototype facilitates natural, unrestrained and flexible interaction surrounding multi-touch tabletops. Potentially, this type of tangible could be used to convey computer system information over additional sensorial dimensions and support collaborative scenarios that surround interactive tabletop displays. This report recommends TNO to continue the development of Sensator technology in this direction, alongside other ways of applying Sensator technology. Subject multi-touchactive tangiblesnatural interaction To reference this document use: uuid:9be434fb-aa65-4866-ae14-c3ef63df7d63 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2012 Van Huisstede, C.M.