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Papyrus - Design and Evaluation of a Dual Display Notebook PC Form Factor Enabling Writing/Annotation and Parallel Tasking

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Executive Summary

This paper presents Papyrus, a dual-display form factor for a notebook PC, featuring a large touch-screen display mounted in place of the track-pad. The new form factor is motivated by the abundant evidence in support of multiple displays for performing a variety of everyday tasks, and the need to support seamless switching between typing on the one hand, and writing and annotation on the other. They describe salient aspects of the design of this dual-display notebook and some specific interactions they designed to support common tasks. They also present the results of a large user study that was conducted to understand the subjective preferences between a conventional notebook and Papyrus.

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