LEIF Exchange: Projects

Barrett Ens

  • involved student Barrett Ens  →
  • type of project Student Exchange Project
  • period of time 2012/05 — 2012/08
  • exchange from University of Manitoba (Human-Computer Interaction Lab) to Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (Media Interaction Lab)
  • supervisor Michael Haller (Prof.)

Of late, some compelling research techniques have been applied to gain useful insight into collaborative activity on groupware systems. Much of this work has focussed on tabletop systems, however some studies have highlighted the benefits of integrating personal and shared space in multi-display environments. We carry this work forward by investigating the affordances of different types of personal devices in multi-display environments.


  • To discover the benefits and tradeoffs of different types of personal displays

  • To learn how different device types affect group interaction styles

  • To study how people perceive and use space in each case

  • To find the effects of different task types