DICE: Display for Indirect Collaboration Environments


The Display for Indirect Collaboration Environments (DICE) system collected dynamic electronic artwork and displayed it in shared spaces while reacting to people in the surrounding environment. DICE was designed especially for use at Computer Clubhouses, where there is a tradition of displaying static artwork (such as Photoshop projects) on the walls, but few ways for members to publicly display their animations, videos, and other dynamic creations. DICE helped facilitate idea sharing, feedback, and collaboration processes in a community by persistently displaying members' saved work. DICE audience members, who previously may have had limited interactions with others, became aware of the capabilities and interests of their peers. DICE also leveraged sensor-driven awareness of the environment which indicated when the author of a displayed project was in the room and welcomed potential collaborators.