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