Towards collaborative block-based programming on digital tabletops

Abstract

Block-based programming environments are typically designed for desktop machines or mobile devices. Desktops and mobiles are generally designed for single users to interact with, which makes it hard for multiple users to collaborate effectively. In this paper we explore the possibilities of digital multi-touch tabletops to foster collaborative programming in a block-based paradigm. We note both the different challenges afforded in this new interaction model and the potential benefits unique to collaborative programming with tabletops.

Authors

Ben Selwyn-Smith, Michael Homer, Craig Anslow

Published in

Blocks & Beyond Workshop (B&B), 2017

The final copy of this publication is available from the publisher.
Michael Homer — 2018