Model of Coordination Flow in Remote Collaborative Interaction

Trendafilov, D., Polani, D. and Murray-Smith, R. (2015) Model of Coordination Flow in Remote Collaborative Interaction. In: 17th UKSIM-AMSS International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Cambridge, UK, 25-27 Mar 2015,

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We present an information-theoretic approach for modelling coordination in human-human interaction and measuring coordination flows in a remote collaborative tracking task. Building on Shannon’s mutual information, coordination flow measures, for stochastic collaborative systems, how much influence, the environment has on the joint control of collaborating parties.We demonstrate the application of the approach on interactive human data recorded in a user study and reveal the amount of effort required for creating rigorous models. Our initial results suggest the potential coordination flow has as an objective, task-independent measure for supporting designers of human collaborative systems and for providing better theoretical foundations for the science of Human- Computer Interaction.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Trendafilov, D., Polani, D., and Murray-Smith, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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