Movementable: The design of moving interactive tabletops

Kazuki Takashima, Yusuke Asari, Hitomi Yokoyama, Ehud Sharlin, Yoshifumi Kitamura

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MovemenTable (MT) is an exploration of moving interactive tabletops which can physically move, gather together or depart according to people’s dynamically varying interaction tasks and collaborative needs. We present the design and implementation of a set of MT prototypes and discuss a technique that allows MT to augment its visual content in order to provide motion cues to users. We outline a set of interaction scenarios using single and multiple MTs in public, social and collaborative settings and discuss four user studies based on these scenarios, assessing how people perceive MT movements, how these movements affect their interaction, and how synchronized movements of multiple MTs impacts people’s collaborative interactions. Our findings confirm that MT’s augmentation of its visual content was helpful in providing motion cues to users, and that MT’s movement had significant effects on people’s spatial behaviors during interaction, effects that peaked in collaborative scenarios with multiple MTs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 - 15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsPhilippe Palanque, Tom Gross, Mirko Fetter, Simone Barbosa, Marco Winckler, Julio Abascal
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783319226972
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2015 - Bamberg, Germany
Duration: 2015 Sept 142015 Sept 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2015


  • CSCW
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Social interfaces


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