Enter the Circle: Blending Spherical Displays and Playful Embedded Interaction in Public Spaces

Williamson, J. and Sunden, D. (2015) Enter the Circle: Blending Spherical Displays and Playful Embedded Interaction in Public Spaces. [Data Collection]

Original publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2757710.2757731
Enlighten Publications URI: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/106673

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Public displays are used a variety of contexts, from utility driven information displays to playful entertainment displays. Spherical displays offer new opportunities for interaction in public spaces, allowing users to face each other during interaction and explore content from a variety of angles and perspectives. This paper presents a playful installation that places a spherical display at the centre of a playful environment embedded with interactive elements. The installation, called Enter the Circle, involves eight chair-sized boxes filled with interactive lights that can be controlled by touching the spherical display. The boxes are placed in a ring around the display, and passers-by must “enter the circle” to explore and play with the installation. We evaluated this installation in a pedestrianized walkway for three hours over an evening, collecting on-screen logs and video data. This paper presents a novel evaluation of a spherical display in a public space, discusses an experimental design concept that blends displays with embedded interaction, and analyses real world interaction with the installation.

College / School: College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 10:16
Enlighten Publications URL: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/106673/
Retention date: 10 June 2025
Funder's Name: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/184

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Williamson, J. and Sunden, D. (2015); Enter the Circle: Blending Spherical Displays and Playful Embedded Interaction in Public Spaces

University of Glasgow

10.5525/gla.researchdata.184

Retrieved: 2017-11-20

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