“An augmented surface environment for storyboard presentations” by Haller, Leithinger, Leitner and Seifried

  • ©Michael Haller, Daniel Leithinger, Jakob Leitner, and Thomas Seifried

  • ©Michael Haller, Daniel Leithinger, Jakob Leitner, and Thomas Seifried




    An augmented surface environment for storyboard presentations



    When people discuss a storyboard, they still love to sit together around a table, because it provides a convenient environment for them to meet, discuss, and to present ideas that require face-to-face collaboration. However, designers, modelers, and artists have to face the problem that the presentation of their prepared documents (e.g. scanned scribbles, rendered models of the characters, real mockups of the setup, or animated sequences) are hindered by various technical restrictions. Unfortunately, it is still too complicated to merge this information seamlessly into a traditional discussion environment. Inspired by the ideas of the Future Office from Henry Fuchs [Raskar et al. 1998] and the Augmented Surfaces presented by Jun Rekimoto [Rekimoto and Saitoh 1999], we have developed a multi-user shared tabletop application (Coeno-Storyboard) for storyboard presentations by allowing multiple participants to interact easily while discussing the same story in a different space at the same time. Thus, participants can either sit together at the same table or interact remotely (in this case they are represented by a “phantom” object).


    1. Raskar, R., Welch, G., Cutts, M., Lake, A., Stesin, L., and Fuchs, H. 1998. The office of the future: A unified approach to image-based modeling and spatially immersive displays. In SIGGRAPH, 179–188.
    2. Rekimoto, J., and Saitoh, M. 1999. Augmented surfaces: a spatially continuous work space for hybrid computing environments. In CHI ’99: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 378–385.

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