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Screen Size Project

This project aims to understand differences in interaction when pairs use different size multi-touch surfaces. Pairs worked on eleven, twenty-seven or eighty inch screens. Analysis of indicates that the screen size may influence how groups 1) interact with the technology, 2) solve problems and 3) interact with each other.


Although the cost of interactive surfaces is reducing, understanding how groups interact on these different sized surfaces is important. This information can be used to inform decisions about the development of collaborative learning activities for different size surfaces, and to inform schools and policy makers about the most useful technology to invest in.     


Project Team

Emma Mercier (PI)

Kelly Cole

Mallory Conlon

Saad Shehab


This project was funded by a Hardie Faculty Fellow Award to the PI.


Shehab, S., & Mercier, E. (2017). The effect of the screen size of multi-touch tables on collaborative problem solving interactions. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K. Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference—Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL: The 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Philadelphia: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.

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