Applications across Co-located Devices: User Interface Distribution, State Management and Collaboration

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Abstract

We live surrounded by computing devices, but we are not yet combining them into a natural unified user experience. Therefore, we have designed and implemented a framework to generalize and support the development of multi-device applications, which distribute their User Interfaces (UI) across co-located devices. The framework is composed of: authentication and authorization services; a broker to sync information across application instances; background services to gather the capabilities of the devices; an integration module with an indoor positioning system to determine when to associate devices. It provides a library to determine the components to be displayed based on UI requirements and the capabilities of the available devices. It also includes elements to manage the distribution of UI components and application states that can be shared to enable collaboration. We present an application prototype and a user study which assesses how multi-device applications are perceived by users. The results are very positive, indicating that we should keep working on our research since the users received very well the prototype and the concept, which also validates the support provided by the framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence, iiWAS 2021 - Proceedings
EditorsEric Pardede, Maria-Indrawan Santiago, Pari Delir Haghighi, Matthias Steinbauer, Ismail Khalil, Gabriele Kotsis
PublisherACM - Association for Computing Machinery
Pages602-613
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450395564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2021
Event23rd International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence, iiWAS 2021 - Virtual, Online, Austria
Duration: 29 Nov 20211 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence, iiWAS 2021
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVirtual, Online
Period29/11/211/12/21

Keywords

  • application framework
  • context-awareness
  • cross-device interaction
  • HCI
  • indoor positioning
  • multi-device applications
  • proxemics
  • UX

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