Augmented collaborative card-based creative activity with digital pens

Motoki Miura, Taro Sugihara, Susumu Kunifuji

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    Typically, practitioners of the KJ method use paper labels and four-colored ball-point pens to externalize their thoughts and ideas during the process. A similar approach and method is used in group KJ lessons. However, due to the large paper size required, this approach is limited in effective capturing and sharing of outcomes. Considering the merits of the conventional paper-pen approach and the demand for quick sharing of outcomes after the session, we designed and implemented a system to digitize the group KJ session-not just the outcomes but also the details of the creative work processes. We use digital pens to capture position and orientation of labels, as well as their contents, during the session. We confirmed the efficiency of our system with several KJ sessions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
    Subtitle of host publicationNew Trends - 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings
    Number of pages8
    EditionPART 1
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2009
    Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    NumberPART 1
    Volume5610 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA


    • CSCW
    • Creative meeting
    • KJ method
    • Label work

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science


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