Simulating Additional Area on Tele-Board’s Large Shared Display

  • Peter LoBue
  • Raja Gumienny
  • Christoph Meinel
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 173)


Digital whiteboard systems can simulate an infinite amount of surface area on a single display; however the hardware’s limited size necessitates supplementary virtual tools to navigate the area. In what ways does this less convenient setup hinder established collaborative workflows? Participants in our pilot study were asked to synthesize data on either a traditional whiteboard setup with multiple touch displays or a single display that had to be navigated virtually. Results show that working under the restrictions of a single display required slightly more time, yet workflows could continue. Users accepted the visual restriction as a condition of working with a digital system. Team members were also impelled to work more closely together, which both helped and hurt collaboration.


CSCW whiteboards simulated space shared displays creativity support tools design thinking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter LoBue
    • 1
  • Raja Gumienny
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 1
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner InstitutePotsdamGermany

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