Pictured: On-screen overlay buttons for managing mirrored use of the display

Shared Screen Mirroring

Screen mirroring has been available to consumers for some time, however if every mobile device in the room supports screen mirroring to the main display (e.g. a shared TV), this necessitates a mechanism for managing its use. As such, this paper investigates allowing users in small intimacy groups (friends, family etc.) to self-manage mirrored use of the display, through passing/taking/requesting the display from whomever is currently mirroring to it. We examine the collaborative benefits this scheme could provide for the home, compared to existing multi-device use and existing screen mirroring implementations. Results indicate shared screen mirroring improves perceived collaboration, decreases dominance, preserves independence and has a positive effect on a group’s activity awareness.

Publication: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall: Collaborative Screen-Mirroring for Small Groups, 2014. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM international conference on Interactive experiences for TV and online video (TVX '14). May 25 – 27, 2014, Newcastle, UK DOI Link