EXCITE: EXploring Collaborative Interaction in Tracked Environments
Nicolai Marquardt, Frederico Schardong, and Anthony Tang. (2015). EXCITE: EXploring Collaborative Interaction in Tracked Environments. In INTERACT 2015: Proceedings of INTERACT 2015 - 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, 89–97. Acceptance: 29.6%.
A central issue in designing collaborative multi-surface environments is evaluating the interaction techniques, tools, and applications that we design. We often analyze data from studies using inductive video analysis, but this is extremely time-consuming because of the volume of data. We designed EXCITE, which gives analysts the ability to analyze studies by quickly querying aspects of people’s interactions with devices around them using a logical syntax. These queries provide simple, immediate visual access to matching incidents in the interaction stream, video data, and motion-capture data. The query language can help filter and review the data streams based on criteria such as distance or orientation between people and devices. This general approach allows analysts to provisionally develop theories and evaluate them rapidly, and aids the coding process for deeper analysis in the use of multi-surface environments.