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Towards concurrent multi-tasking in shareable interfaces

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dc.contributor.author Fernandez Julià, Carles, 1984-
dc.contributor.author Jordà Puig, Sergi
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-11T16:07:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-11T16:07:40Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Julià CF, Jordà S. Towards concurrent multi-tasking in shareable interfaces. Computer supported cooperative work. 2015;24(2-3):79-108. DOI 10.1007/s10606-015-9218-5
dc.identifier.issn 1573-7551
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/41986
dc.description.abstract Shareable interfaces, those that can be interacted simultaneously by several users, are a common tool used both in CSCW research and in real world applications. They tend however to lack a capability that has been traditionally relevant to the usefulness of computing systems: multi-tasking. In this paper we explain why a combination of the multi-user features of shareable interfaces and the multi-tasking capabilities of general-purpose computing, could be relevant for building useful systems, and why these features are not present today in most of the current prototypes and systems. We also discuss possible approaches for solving the problems that prevent shareable interfaces to fully support multi-tasking, and we present a novel approach based on a distributed, application-centered, content-based gesture disambiguation. We describe how an already existing framework, GestureAgents, implements this new approach, focusing on expanding the description of the relevant elements related to this problem, and conclude with some example applications and a discussion.
dc.description.sponsorship The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7 / 2007–2013 through PHENICX project under grant agreement n° 601166.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Computer supported cooperative work. 2015;24(2-3):79-108
dc.rights © Springer The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-015-9218-5
dc.title Towards concurrent multi-tasking in shareable interfaces
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10606-015-9218-5
dc.subject.keyword Concurrent interaction
dc.subject.keyword Multi-user
dc.subject.keyword Shareable interfaces
dc.subject.keyword Multi-tasking
dc.subject.keyword Agent exclusivity
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/601166
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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