To Share or Not to Share - Distributed Collaboration in Interactive Workspaces: SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF ARTIFACTS AND CONVERSATIONS - ENHANCED CONCEPTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNICATION
2006 (English)In: FR ART INT / [ed] Hassanaly P, Herrmann T, Kunau G, Zacklad M, Amsterdam: IOS Press , 2006, Vol. 137, 270-285 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We followed an international research network that holds regular meetings in technology-enhanced working environments. The team is geographically distributed and uses a set of technical artefacts to support their collaborative work, including a videoconferencing system and a media space. We have been studying how mutual understanding is created between the team members and the role that visual representations play in this work. Our approach has been to analyse the initiatives and responses made by the team members. The meeting situation is complex because the team members are participating either in both video and audio, or audio only. In this multi-channel setting it often has to be clarified who is attending, and there is also a risk of team members being forgotten when they are present only on audio. The communication space is limited; when many want to participate in the communicative activity, it becomes harder to make successful initiatives; moreover, the roles of the team members seem to become accentuated in the distributed setting. The media space is restricted in that it only allows one person to be active at the time; this causes problems when several persons want to contribute simultaneously. Some of these limitations in the system are overcome through verbal articulations of actions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press , 2006. Vol. 137, 270-285 p.
, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, ISSN 0922-6389 ; 137
Common ground, Awareness, Distributed collaboration, Shared workspace, Interactive spaces
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27965ISI: 000284917100019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27965DiVA: diva2:382944
7th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems Carry le Rouet, FRANCE, MAY 09-12, 2006
QC 201101032011-01-032011-01-032011-01-03Bibliographically approved