I'm currently in the early stages of designing a system where two operators share up to five screens. In this five-screen scenario, the operator on the left has access to the left-most *four* screens, and the operator on the right has access to the right-most *four* screens. (In other words, the left-most display is dedicated to the left-most operator and the right-most display is dedicated to the right-most operator.)
I'm looking for ideas (no matter how hare-brained; consider this a brain-storming exercise) on how to:
a. Allow each operator to select the screen that they are going to work on.
b. Indicate to both operators the screen that each one of them is currently working on.
c. Manage cursor conflicts (i.e., both operators have their cursor on the same screen; and one or both might want to do some work on that screen; how do you manage who gets to do their work in the most non-destructive way).
The world is your canvas; feel free to recommend both hardware and software solutions here. (Neural and olfactory interfaces are probably out, though.)