Design and Technology for Collaborage:
Collaborative Collages of Information on Physical Walls

UIST '99 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology)

Thomas P. Moran, Eric Saund, William van Melle,
Anuj Gujar, Ken Fishkin, Beverly Harrison;
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center


A Collaborage is a collaborative collage of physically represented information on a surface that is connected with electronic information, such as a physical In/Out board connected to a people-locator database. The physical surface (board) contains items that are tracked by camera and computer vision technology. Events on the board trigger electronic services. This paper motivates this concept, presents three different applications, describes the system architecture and component technologies, and discusses several design issues.

Paper (MS Word, 694K)

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