Designing a Shared Single Display Education Application through Interactive Patterns


Interactive patterns are able to promote the notion of reusability in groupware application development. Hence, these patterns support the comprehensiveness of both the interaction design and implementation while easing code modification for groupware application. Groupware is used to describe a broad range of technologies that support person-to-person collaboration. How to design and develop a groupware in an effective manner remains a research question worth exploring. This paper introduces a reusable method, patterns, to develop a single shared display application. Nine different interactive patterns that allow participants to interact collaboratively or non-collaboratively in a single shared display application are introduced in this paper. This is followed by the presentation of our quantitative results on the usability of the interactive patterns and the reusability of the patterns in designing and maintaining a single shared display application. From the results, not only are the patterns useful and easy to understand, the patterns actually ease the process of designing and maintenance during the application development under a single shared display.

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Cheah, W. , Mit, E. and Marlene Valeri AiSiok Lu, M. (2014) Designing a Shared Single Display Education Application through Interactive Patterns. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 7, 1074-1086. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2014.713095.

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