Web-based Multipointer Interaction on Shared Displays

TitleWeb-based Multipointer Interaction on Shared Displays
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBowie, M, Schmid, O, Masson, ALisowska, Hirsbrunner, B
Conference NameProceedings of the ACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-0556-3
Keywordscollocated interaction, multipointer interaction, shared displays, web technology

Interaction with multiple mouse pointers is becoming widespread for collocated collaboration on shared displays, but most technologies used to implement it do not support telepresent users. While web technologies are a common standard for applications that enable telepresent collaboration, they do not support the multipointer interaction needed for collaboration in collocated settings. We propose an approach to provide multipointer interaction in web applications by adding multipointer support to the web browser and addressing pointer handling in a JavaScript framework.