Investigating the Potential of Tabletop Natural User Interfaces Tools in Improving the Nunaliit Cybercartographic Atlas Framework

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Bani-Taha, Omar Ibrahim Mahmoud




This study presents a comprehensive qualitative analysis of natural hybrid interfaces (touch-based, gesture and tangible interfaces), as a human-computer interaction technique that has the potential to promote a methodological approach to the design of a new form of collaborative tabletop interface within the Nunaliit framework and its cybercartographic atlases. The study provides empirical evidence for the feasibility and value of incorporating collaborative interactive large displays in a mapping creation process. The results of this study are based on a usability study comprised of twenty participants and semi-structured interviews with ten professionals from various fields and experiences. The study confirms the potential benefits and applicability of employing this novel approach as an alternative to the more conventional user interfaces that are currently in use. The study offers several insights and design guidelines which will be indispensable when implementing this novel interface in the new collaborative Nunaliit framework.


Computer Science
Canadian Studies




Carleton University

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Human-Computer Interaction

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