Sifting and sense-making of video collections are important tasks in many professions. In contrast to sense-making of paper documents, where physical structuring of many documents has proven to be key to effective work, interaction with video is still restricted to the traditional "one video at a time" paradigm. This paper investigates how interaction with video can benefit from paper-like displays that allow for working with multiple videos simultaneously in physical space. We present a corresponding approach and system called PaperVideo, including novel interaction concepts for both video and audio. These include spatial techniques for temporal navigation, arranging, grouping and linking of videos, as well as for managing video contents and simultaneous audio playback on multiple displays. An evaluation with users provides insights into how paper-based navigation with videos improves active video work.


Interacting with Videos On Paper-like Displays

Interacting with Videos on Paper-like Displays


  • Benjamin Petry. Collaborative video work with paper-like displays. Master Thesis. Technische Universität Darmstadt, October 2013 [PDF]
  • Roman Lissermann, Simon Olberding, Benjamin Petry, Max Mühlhäuser and Jürgen Steimle. PaperVideo: interacting with videos on multiple paper-like displays. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Multimedia (MM '12). ACM (2012), New York, NY, USA, 129-138. [DOI]
  • Benjamin Petry. Spatial navigation in videos with multiple paper-like displays. Bachelor Thesis. Technische Universität Darmstadt, September 2011 [PDF]