Subtle and Personal Workspace Requirements for Visual Search Tasks on Public Displays
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We explore how users approach and define personal space on large, public displays. Our results show that users of public displays use one of two strategies for visual search tasks: minimizers create a small window and work up close to the display, and maximizers expand content to its full resolution and work at a distance. We show that these interaction styles match predicted `personal' and `subtle' interaction zones, characterize typical width and height requirements for these interactions, and show that these requirements are independent of the on-screen content's dimensions. Finally, we suggest practical guidelines for defining workspaces during personal and subtle interaction on large, public displays.
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James R. Wallace, Weingarten Ariel, Edward Lank (2017). Subtle and Personal Workspace Requirements for Visual Search Tasks on Public Displays. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/11277