DiamondTheater: A system for reproducing theater and supporting creative activities

Tatsushi Takeuchi, Koichiro Watanabe, Tomoo Inoue, Ken Ichi Okada

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This paper describes a system called DiamondTheater that supports creative activities in theater using a tabletop tangible interface. This system is used to aid in the planning of certain aspects of theater production, such as actor positioning, and sound and lighting cues. Without having some considerable experience in production, it is difficult to create a mental picture of an actual production. Thus, a miniature theatrical stage is reproduced on the tabletop surface to facilitate the user's creation of such a picture and the sharing of ideas. Users collaboratively construct a stage by placing small dolls to represent actors and many kinds of miniature stage sets. In addition, the system allows users to reproduce other aspects of theater production such as sound and lighting. We performed a user study of this system and demonstrated that DiamondTheater appears to effectively assist the user's activity in theater production design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteracting in Various Application Domains - 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages10
EditionPART 4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sept 21
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume5613 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Collaborative work
  • Tabletop tangible interfaces
  • Theater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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