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Title: Communication patterns around multi-touch digital tabletops
Author: Jamil, Izdihar Bt.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 1093
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2014
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With advances in digital tabletop technology and increased levels of affordability in recent years, there has been growing interest in exploring multi-touch digital tabletops within educational contexts. Multi-touch digital tabletops offer simultaneous touch input facilities and a face-to-face communication platform- beneficial and attractive features for collaboration. This thesis focuses on understanding the communication patterns when children interact around digital tabletops within a learning environment. This thesis proposes three main contributions: 1) an analysis of the talk patterns between children when they collaborate around digital tabletops 2) the behavioural patterns of how children in India collaborate around digital tabletops and 3) the behavioural patterns of how children in multiple countries interact around digital tabletops. These findings highlight the importance of understanding the conversation styles and the behavioural patterns of children collaborating around multi-touch digital tabletops within an educational context. Moreover, understanding the communication patterns and interaction styles that occur within a multiple country setting provide an access such that any technological deployment can have a positive impact on their local users.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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