Collaborative Newspaper Demo: Exploring an adaptive Scrolling Algorithm in a Multi-user Reading Scenario

Christian Lander, Marco Speicher, Norine Coenen, Sebastian Biewer, Denise Kahl, Antonio Krüger

In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis-15) June 10-12 Saarbrücken Germany ACM 2015.


We present the Collaborative Newspaper, a prototype that manages scrolling of the same content on a public display for several users simultaneously. Usually it is not possible for passers-by to conveniently interact with such public displays, as content is not interactive or responsive. Especially news screens are normally showing one news article after another, reducing the amount of information fitting the screen dimen- sions. Our prototype relies on an adaptive scrolling algorithm analyzing people’s gaze to enable them to read the same text with individual scrolling speed. We are using head-mounted eye trackers for on-screen gaze estimation and a big-sized dis- play presenting news articles to the users.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz