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Allison, Abel, Follmer, Sean and Raffle, Hayes (2009): TessalTable: tile-based creation of patterns and images. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2009. pp. 203-204. Available online

In this paper we introduce the TessalTable, a collaborative play system for learning about tessellations and symmetry through augmented pattern blocks. Children use tiles to "pick up" a piece of an image or video. The tiles act as containers for visual content which can be arranged and rearranged anywhere on the application surface. The tile-based controls allow for simultaneous multi-user input. A preliminary study found that children understand and engage with the interface. The ability to arrange and rearrange dynamic images invites users to explore geometric patterns and connected motion.

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Hartmann, Bjorn, Yu, Loren, Allison, Abel, Yang, Yeonsoo and Klemmer, Scott R. (2008): Design as exploration: creating interface alternatives through parallel authoring and runtime tuning. In: Cousins, Steve B. and Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel (eds.) Proceedings of the 21st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology October 19-22, 2008, Monterey, CA, USA. pp. 91-100. Available online

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