Space To Think

Space To Think: Large High-Resolution Displays for Sensemaking [1]

Synopsis

This paper researches into how increased display space effects the way people are able to conduct sense-making tasks.

Strengths

  1. Allows objects to be located in meaningful places, for example instead of having to print off a paper to read and type you would have them side by side
  2. Goal was not only to see if the size of the display matters but also the mechanics of how the user interacts with the larger displays
  3. Results proved the increase of space did have a significant impact on how users were able to conduct tasks, except for the one notable case

Weaknesses

  1. The size of the display does help with tasks, but there is a point at which the display size becomes too large and it is unable to help any more
  2. Goal was not only to see if the size of the display matters but also the mechanics of how the user interacts with the larger displays
  3. Only use large text documents on screens, might show different results if the study used files the people use more often. as an example a coding window, web browser, text document, ect.
Bibliography
1. Christopher Andrews, Alex Endert, and Chris North, Space to Think: Large High-Resolution Displays for Sensemaking.