Abstract

Handheld device users want to work collaboratively on large wall-sized displays with other handheld device users. However, no software frameworks exist to support this type of collaborative activity. This thesis introduces a collaborative application framework that allows users to collaborate with each other across handheld devices and large wall displays. The framework is comprised of a data storage system and a set of generic interactive techniques that can be utilized by applications. The data synchronization system allows data to be synchronized across multiple handheld devices and wall displays. The interactive techniques enable users to create data items and to form relationships between those data items. The framework is evaluated by creating two sample applications and by conducting a set of user study interactive tasks. The data recorded from these evaluations shows that the framework is easy to extend, and that with minimal training, the generic interactive techniques are easy to learn and effective.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2013-08-12

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6501

Keywords

interactive techniques, collaboration, handheld devices, data storage

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