Augmenting interactive tables with mice and keyboards
This note examines the role traditional input devices can play in surface computing. Mice and keyboards can en- hance tabletop technologies since they support high fidelity input, facilitate interaction with distant objects, and serve as a proxy for user identity and position. Interactive tabletops, in turn, can enhance the functionality of traditional input devices: they provide spatial sensing, augment devices with co-located visual content, and support connections among a plurality of devices. We introduce eight interaction tech- niques for a table with mice and keyboards, and we discuss the design space of such interactions.