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Hans Gellersen

Personal clipboards for individual copy-and-paste on shared multi-user surfaces

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Clipboards are omnipresent on today's personal computing platforms. They provide copy-and-paste functionalities that let users easily reorganize information and quickly transfer data across applications. In this work, we introduce personal clipboards to multi-user surfaces. Personal clipboards enable individual and independent copy-and-paste operations, in the presence of multiple users concurrently sharing the same direct-touch interface. As common surface computing platforms do not distinguish touch input of different users, we have developed clipboards that leverage complementary personalization strategies. Specifically, we have built a context menu clipboard based on implicit user identification of every touch, a clipboard based on personal subareas dynamically placed on the surface, and a handheld clipboard based on integration of personal devices for surface interaction. In a user study, we demonstrate the effectiveness of personal clipboards for shared surfaces, and show that different personalization strategies enable clipboards, albeit with different impacts on interaction characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages10
PublisherACM
Publication year2013
Pages3335-3344
ISBN (print)9781450318990
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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