Soutenance de thèse : Lili TONG
Designing and analyzing of collaborative activities in multi- surface environments
Doctorante : Lili TONG
Laboratoire INSA : LIRIS
Ecole doctorale : EDA512 : InfoMaths
Multi-surface environments (MSEs) combine several of surfaces in a variety of physical arrangements to form a seamless information space. The large surfaces, such as tabletops and wall-displays are often used as a shared space to coordinate efforts, and handheld devices, such as tablets and smartphones are regarded as personal space supporting individual tasks. MSEs have shown benefits for supporting co-located activities, especially the ones involving rich data exploration, such as complex collaborative problem-solving and decision-making activities. However, the diversity of MSE also raises questions and challenges, as different configuration and devices factors of MSE can be suited for different kinds of activities, and developing collaborative activities in MSE remains complex. This dissertation studies how MSE can support users' collaboration in general, and collaborative learning specifically. It provides insights on how the configuration and form factors of devices in MSE shape users' collaborative behaviors, and offers implications on designing collaborative activities in MSE. It also contributes with a rapid prototyping tool, which can be easily used by non-experts, such as teachers, to create collaborative decision-making activities in MSE.
Amphithéâtre Emilie du Châtelet - Bibliothèque Marie Curie - INSA Lyon