The University of Calgary Tabletop Framework (aka buffer framework) provides a foundation to build applications for tabletop displays. Focus is on enabling responsive interaction by a novel concept using buffer for interaction. It also provides an reusable architecture to integrate interaction metaphors into applications. Please see the links for more information.
Download and Installation
A good place to start is the Master's Thesis of A. Miede, where the development process and the underlying concepts of the buffer framework are explained in detail:
A selection of demo videos shows what the buffer framework is capable of and what the example application looks like. They give also an introduction to interaction on tabletop displays.
Tutorials and Examples
- Building tabletop applications
- Building interaction metaphors