Publications
Authors:
  • Pierre Wellner , Stephen Freeman
Citation:
Xerox Technical Report
Abstract:
Cmputers are moving out beyond the workstation and the desktop metaphor. A new form of human-computer
interaction is emerging that alters the real world of familiar physical objects. Instead of encasing and isolating
people within a synthesized artificial reality, this new approach augments and enhances our common
physical reality. The DigitalDesk applies this approach to the physical desk, enhancing it to support
computer-based interaction with paper documents. This paper describes the Double DigitalDesk (DDD) whose
goal is to allow users to collaborate either on the same desk or at a distance. Users at the two sites can
share paper documents and work together as though sitting at the same desk. We have implemented a
prototype DDD that provides shared paper documents and paper-based "select and paste" using multiple
distributed pointing devices.
Year:
1993
Report number:
1993-108
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