Tablescape plus: Interactive small-sized vertical displays on a horizontal tabletop display

Yasuaki Kakehi, Takeshi Naemura, Mitsunori Matsushita

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel paradigm: human-centered tabletop computing, which enhances the role of an ordinary table by projecting interactive images onto tabletop objects and the table surface at the same time. The advantage of this approach is that it utilizes tabletop objects as projection screens as well as input tools. As a result, we can change the appearance and role of each tabletop object easily and fulfill two important requirements of tabletop tangible interfaces, identifiability and versatility, which have proven difficult to satisfy simultaneously in previous systems. Our prototype, Tablescape Plus, achieves these functions by using two projectors and a special tabletop screen system that diffuses or transmits images selectively according to the projection orientation. This paper presents the design principle, optical design, and implementation of Table scape Plus. Furthermore, we introduce several interactive applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTabletop 2007 - 2nd Annual IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems
Pages155-162
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd Annual IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, Tabletop 2007 - Newport, RI, United States
Duration: 2007 Oct 102007 Oct 12

Publication series

NameTabletop 2007 - 2nd Annual IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems

Other

Other2nd Annual IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, Tabletop 2007
CountryUnited States
CityNewport, RI
Period07/10/1007/10/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Kakehi, Y., Naemura, T., & Matsushita, M. (2007). Tablescape plus: Interactive small-sized vertical displays on a horizontal tabletop display. In Tabletop 2007 - 2nd Annual IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (pp. 155-162). [4384124] (Tabletop 2007 - 2nd Annual IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/TABLETOP.2007.33