IT UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
The eLabBench in the Wild
Supporting Exploratory Science in the Biology Lab
Aurélien Tabard, J...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
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Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Research cycle
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Design
Office
Analysis
Construction
Laboratory
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Iterative
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From Sketching User Experiences (Bill Buxton) via A. de...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Exploratory
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From Sketching User Experiences (Bill Buxton) via A. ...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
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The eLabBench - ITS 2011
Study and needs
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The eLabBench - ITS 2011
The problem
Digitization of laboratory work:

.: Access to digital data needed in the lab

.: Str...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
Related work
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The eLabBench - ITS 2011
Field work
.: Situated access to digital information. 

.: Capture of laboratory data in digital ...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
eLabBench hardware
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pen
keyboard
mouse
multitouch cell
button
camera
glass plate
frame
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
eLabBench deployment
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lab
computer
sink
refrigerator + freeze...
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The eLabBench - ITS 2011
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eLabBench
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Interaction with tangibles
Levels of information capture
Transforma...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
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The eLabBench - ITS 2011
the
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Information Roaming
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
.: Organization around activities 

.: Roaming

.: Duplication/forking

.: Capture and Contextual...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Results
Usage patterns
.:Predefined experiment
.:Predefined experimen...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Results
Usage patterns
Different levels of information capture
Inte...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Image of the wiki and the rack UI
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Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Results
Usage patterns
Different levels of information capture
Inte...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Tangible integration
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Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Tangible integration
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Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Mediated tabletop interaction
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Mediated Tabletop Interaction - Ub...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
Results
Usage patterns
Different levels of information capture
Inte...
Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU
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Native applications
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
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Physical Design
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
.: Snapshots, 

stills from a top-mounted camera 

.: Notes, 

longer typed notes

.: Scribbles, ...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
.: Wiki based notebook

.: Web browser

.: Calculator

.: Bio-informatics tools

.: Word/Excel
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Designing for exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - ITU
Questions?
Work done in collaboration with
.: M. Esbensen
.: J. ...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
Mediated tabletop interaction
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J. D. Hincapié-Ramos, A. Tabard, and J. Bardram
Mediated Tableto...
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The eLabBench - ITS 2011
Architecture 2.
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ActivityDock eLabBench
ABC server
miniAbcLib miniAbcLib
HTTP

POST/GET
Corners...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
Architecture 3.
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ActivityDock eLabBench
ABC server
miniAbcLib miniAbcLib
HTTP

POST/GET
Corners...
The eLabBench - ITS 2011
Architecture 4.
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ActivityDock eLabBench
ABC server
miniAbcLib miniAbcLib
HTTP

POST/GET
Corners...
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  1. 1. IT UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN The eLabBench in the Wild Supporting Exploratory Science in the Biology Lab Aurélien Tabard, J.D. Hincapié-Ramos, 
 & Jakob Bardram.
  2. 2. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 2
  3. 3. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Research cycle 3 Design Office Analysis Construction Laboratory
  4. 4. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Iterative 4 From Sketching User Experiences (Bill Buxton) via A. de Luca teaching slides
  5. 5. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Exploratory 5 From Sketching User Experiences (Bill Buxton) via A. de Luca teaching slides
  6. 6. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU 6
  7. 7. 7
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 Study and needs 9
  10. 10. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 The problem Digitization of laboratory work: .: Access to digital data needed in the lab .: Strong need for capture tools in the lab .: Laptops not allowed in the lab 10
  11. 11. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 Related work 11
  12. 12. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 Field work .: Situated access to digital information. .: Capture of laboratory data in digital format. .: Coverage throughout the whole experimental cycle .: Accommodate to the constant presence of clutter .: Expect the user’s attentional focus not to lay on the digital tools .: Provide the mechanisms to deal with bio-hazard risks 12
  13. 13. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 eLabBench hardware 13 pen keyboard mouse multitouch cell button camera glass plate frame
  14. 14. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU eLabBench deployment ... 14 lab computer sink refrigerator + freezers LB1 LB2 bench LB4 LB5 LB6 LB7 LB8 LB9 flowbench 6 biologists - 5 months
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 16 eLabBench
  17. 17. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Interaction with tangibles Levels of information capture Transformation of the workflow Usage patterns 17
  18. 18. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 18
  19. 19. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 the 19 Information Roaming
  20. 20. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 .: Organization around activities .: Roaming .: Duplication/forking .: Capture and Contextual annotations 20 Activity Based Computing
  21. 21. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Results Usage patterns .:Predefined experiment .:Predefined experiment with changes on the way .:Variation of an experiment done in the past .:Ad-hoc experiment, not prepared .:Collaborative experiment Different levels of information capture Interaction with tangibles (racks and machine tags) Transformation of the workflow 21
  22. 22. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Results Usage patterns Different levels of information capture Interaction with tangibles (racks and machine tags) Transformation of the workflow 22
  23. 23. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Image of the wiki and the rack UI 23
  24. 24. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Results Usage patterns Different levels of information capture Interaction with tangibles (racks and machine tags) Transformation of the workflow 24
  25. 25. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Tangible integration 25
  26. 26. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Tangible integration 26
  27. 27. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Mediated tabletop interaction 27 Mediated Tabletop Interaction - Ubicomp'11.
  28. 28. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU Results Usage patterns Different levels of information capture Interaction with tangibles (racks and machine tags) Transformation of the workflow .:Blending laboratory and office work .:Computation in the laboratory .:Changes in the plans 28
  29. 29. Supporting exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - LMU 29 Native applications
  30. 30. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 30 Physical Design
  31. 31. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 .: Snapshots, 
 stills from a top-mounted camera .: Notes, 
 longer typed notes .: Scribbles, 
 short hand-written notes, 31 Capture and access
  32. 32. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 .: Wiki based notebook .: Web browser .: Calculator .: Bio-informatics tools .: Word/Excel 32 Native applications
  33. 33. Designing for exploratory science - Aurélien Tabard - ITU Questions? Work done in collaboration with .: M. Esbensen .: J. Bardram .: E. Andersen 33
  34. 34. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 Mediated tabletop interaction 34 J. D. Hincapié-Ramos, A. Tabard, and J. Bardram Mediated Tabletop Interaction
 In Proceedings of Ubicomp'11.
  35. 35. 35
  36. 36. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 Architecture 2. 36 ActivityDock eLabBench ABC server miniAbcLib miniAbcLib HTTP
 POST/GET Cornerston e Win7 IR pen Win Native
 Services front button Arduino/ Serproxy top camera keyboard mouse
  37. 37. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 Architecture 3. 37 ActivityDock eLabBench ABC server miniAbcLib miniAbcLib HTTP
 POST/GET Cornerston e Win7 IR pen keyboard mouse Win Native
 Services front button Arduino/ Serproxy top camera Window managemen
  38. 38. The eLabBench - ITS 2011 Architecture 4. 38 ActivityDock eLabBench ABC server miniAbcLib miniAbcLib HTTP
 POST/GET Cornerston e Win7 Win Native
 Services Arduino/ Serproxy top camera Window managemen Cornerston e API Racks Machine tags IR pen keyboard mouse front button
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