Clinton Jorge worked on his graduation project in the MSc in Computer Science at the University of Madeira in a collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories, Antwerp.

The objective of this research project was to design and prototype a collaboration environment, based on multi-touch capable, personal devices such as iPads and iPhones, that affords an engaging and effective experience to participants involved in distributed meetings or presentations. The main features of the envisioned environment are:

  • Ubiquitous meeting and presentation management tools
  • Intuitive and instantly shared interactivity with content, media, and devices
  • Synchronous, multi-modal communication between participants

Research question: Can this collaboration environment improve inter-participant interaction and involvement?

The initial phase of this project targets an iPad tool to allow interactions with a presentation to be communicated to a remote audience. We will design the interaction and measure its effectiveness in inducing correct understanding in the audience and engagement with the presentation.

Remote Presence