Fluid Grouping: Quantifying Group Engagement around Interactive Tabletop Exhibits in the Wild

@article{Block2015FluidGQ,
  title={Fluid Grouping: Quantifying Group Engagement around Interactive Tabletop Exhibits in the Wild},
  author={Florian Block and James K. L. Hammerman and Michael S. Horn and Amy Spiegel and Jonathan Christiansen and Brenda Caldwell Phillips and Judy Diamond and E. Margaret Evans and Chia Shen},
  journal={Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2015}
}
  • Florian Block, J. Hammerman, Chia Shen
  • Published 18 April 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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