Shared Interactive Surfaces

The full title of the project is: Shared Interactive Surfaces - Interactive Tabletops and Beyond.


The goal of the project is to develop innovative interactive concepts for interactive tabletops based on three pillars:
  • Exploration of the Design Space: In a first project we explored the design space based on existing toolkits
  • Development of Toolkit: Departing from the design space we developed a new toolkit


Tom Gross, Principle Investigator
Mirko Fetter, Principal Investigator
David Bimamisa, Principal Investigator
Daniel Knauf, Researcher
Petr Vasilyev, Researcher


The project is partly funded by the University of Bamberg; the funding period is Oct. 2009 to Sept. 2013.

Further Information

Video on the TUIOFX Toolkit:

Publications on the TUIOFX Toolkit:

Fetter, M., Bimamisa, D. and Gross, T. TUIOFX - A JavaFX Toolkit for Shared Interactive Surfaces. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 1, 1 (June 2017). pp. 9:1-9:18. (ISSN: 2573-0142). (PDF)

Fetter, M., Bimamisa, D. and Gross, T. Plattformuebergreifend interaktive Tischanwendung mittels TUIOFX (Plattform-Independent Interactive Table Applications By Means of TUIOFX). In Mensch & Computer - 15. Fachuebergreifende Konferenz fuer interaktive und kooperative Medien - M&C 2015 (Sept. 6-9, Stuttgart, Germany). Diefenbach, S., Henze, N. and Pielot, M., eds. Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston, 2015. (ISBN: 987-3-11-044334-9) (PDF)

Fetter, M., Bimamisa, D. and Gross, T. Task-Based Focus and AdHoc-Focus-Territory - Novel Concepts for Shared Interactive Surfaces. In Extended Abstracts of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2016 (May 7-12, San Jose, CA). ACM, N.Y., 2016. pp. 1193-1200. (ISBN: 978-1-4503-4082-3/16/05)(PDF)

Video on the Exploration via MTExplore

Publications on the Exploration via MTExplore

Fetter, M. and Gross, T. Engage! Empower! Encourage! - Supporting Mundane Group Decisions on Tabletops. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactinos - DAPI 2014 (June 22-27, Crete, Greece). Streitz, N. and Markopoulos, P., eds. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2014. pp. 329-336 (PDF)

Fetter, M., Leicht, S., Bimamisa, D. and Gross, T. Structuring Interaction in Group Decision Making on Tabletops. In Mensch & Computer - 13. Fachuebergreifende Konferenz fuer interaktive und kooperative Medien - M&C 2013 (Sept. 8-11, Bremen, Germany). Boll, S., Maass, S. and Malaka, R., eds. Oldenbourg, Munich, 2013. pp. 277-280. (ISBN: 978-3-486-77856-4). (PDF)

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