Remote Collaborative Multi-touch Experience

This project explores the use of collaborative experiences designed to support learning in two remotely located museums sharing a common exhibition. A remote collaborative multi-touch experience offers an additional channel for museum visitors to explore the exhibition and increase the sense of connectedness and awareness between the two spaces. The experience flow includes stages offering opportunities for exploration, negotiation and cooperation.

We developed system that allows simultaneous collaborative interaction and communication through two tabletop multi-touch surfaces augmented with videoconferencing. A virtual space allows remote users to interact over a shared collaborative workspace while sharing the same visual perspective of the workspace. The system also supports simultaneous manipulation of objects by users located remotely and users co-located within a museum.

This project provides a use case for social interactive experiences that could draw museum visitors to further explore an exhibition and share their views and interpretation with others.



Finished 2011




  • Arroyo E., Righi V., Tarrago, R. Blat, J. A Remote Multi-touch Experience to Support Collaboration between Remote Museum Visitors.€ €In proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2011 (PDF)
  • Arroyo E., Righi V., Tarrago R.,  Santos P.,  Hernandez-Leo D.and  Blat J.(2011). Remote Collaborative Multi-User Informal Learning Experiences: Design and Evaluation. In Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning EC-TEL. Palermo, Italy (2011) (PDF)

Other related publications:

  • Arroyo, E., Ardaiz, O., Righi, V., & Blat, J. (2010). Distributed Multi-touch Virtual Collaborative Environments. 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, CTS 2010, Illinois, USA. 635-636. (publisher)
  • Ardaiz O., Arroyo E., Righi V., Blat J., 2010. Distributed virtual collaborative environments with Multitouch support: Implementation and Experiences. In proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems EICS 2010. Berlin, Germany (publisher)


Logo Generalitat Catalunya This project has been partially funded by the European Fund for Regional Development as part of the Catalonian FEDER 2007-2013 project.