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Effects of drag-and-response interaction mechanism of multi-touch operated tabletop technology on users' awareness and collaborative performance
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, Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology ; , , Department of Engineering Science ; , , , Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology

Computers & Education Volume 67, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

In this study we proposed drag-and-response interaction mechanism of multi-touch operated tabletop technology which features a queue area, a rubber band and a transfer animation function. We conducted one experiment by applying our proposed drag-and-response and existing drag-and-drop and drag-and-pop mechanisms, one at a time, to support collaborative tasks on a large-size tabletop display. This study aimed to compare collaborative performance of participants on tasks with different interaction mechanisms and to explore effects of drag-and-response mechanism on awareness and collaboration of participants. Perceptions of participants toward using drag-and-response mechanism were also investigated. Results of this study revealed that drag-and-drop and drag-and-pop are not convenient mechanisms for collaborative work on a tabletop display. According to the results, drag-and-drop mechanism resulted in more exchange errors, while there were several conflicts and uncoordinated behaviors during collaborative work with drag-and-pop mechanism. Further investigation through questionnaire and interview surveys revealed that drag-and-response is beneficial for facilitating awareness and cohesive collaboration due to its functions, such as a queue area, rubber band and transfer animation. Moreover, the results showed that the rubber band facilitated participants to work with remote targets on a multi-touch tabletop display easily and the queue area enabled participants to control flow of coins into a personal panel and out of it.

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Hwang, W.Y., Shadiev, R., Huang, Y.M., Cai, Y.T., Yang, Y.S. & Su, J.H. (2013). Effects of drag-and-response interaction mechanism of multi-touch operated tabletop technology on users' awareness and collaborative performance. Computers & Education, 67(1), 130-141. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2013.03.004

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