Interacting through Spatially Aware Displays
In many real life situations, people work together using their own computers. Such situations always involve exchanging digital objects. It is then a natural idea to enlarge the view of individual virtual spaces so that people may exchange objects in such workspace taking advantage of the collaborators' physical proximity. In this work we propose a means to allow people's collaboration through the interaction with objects in a common virtual workspace. We developed such approach as an application based on tablet PCs using their several embodied resources. The concepts of dynamic multiple displays and real world position tracking were used, and a multiplayer game was implemented to demonstrate how users can exchange information through intercommunicating tablets. Conclusions are drawn regarding the impact of the new paradigm of extended multi-user workspaces.