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.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schulte, Daniel Leon, "Interactive Techniques Between Collaborative Handheld Devices and Wall Displays" (2013). All Theses and Dissertations. 3763.
interactive techniques, collaboration, handheld devices, data storage