Application of Interactive Surfaces to Support Computer Mediated Collaborative Design Environment

Leon Marianthi, Daniel Doolan, Richard Laing, Julian Malins, Huda Salman

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    This paper explores drawing as a design medium for conceptualising ideas within the built environment professionals and its application through computer mediated environments and tangible interfaces in particular. Developments in human-computer interactions' technologies allow the integration of physical and digital realms. Furthermore, advances in multi-touch displays promote the hap tic experience, which is substantial for externalising and communicating visual ideas among designers. As a result, an interactive surface is tested in two different studies with a multidisciplinary group of built environment professionals. The aim of the paper is to compare two different design applications, a commercial available one and a tailor-made one, to further analyse the effect of such an environment on the participants' perceptual, conceptual and collaborative actions and, eventually, to propose further research on augmented design platforms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3452-5
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2014


    • Collaboration
    • Visualization
    • Protocols
    • Computers
    • Buildings
    • Educational institutions
    • Human computer interaction


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