Can we work this out?: An evaluation of remote collaborative interaction in a mobile shared environment

Trendafilov, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Lemmelä, S. and Murray-Smith, R. (2011) Can we work this out?: An evaluation of remote collaborative interaction in a mobile shared environment. In: MobileHCI 2011, Stockholm, 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2011,

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a novel dynamic method for collaborative virtual environments designed for mobile devices and evaluated in a mobile context. Participants interacted remotely through touch in pairs and while walking in three different feedback conditions: 1) visual, 2) audio-tactile, 3) spatial audio-tactile. Results showed that the visual baseline system provided higher shared awareness, efficiency and a strong learning effect. However, and although very challenging, the eyes-free systems still offered the ability to build joint awareness in remote collaborative environments, particularly the spatial audio one. These results help us better understand the potential of different feedback mechanisms in the design of future mobile collaborative environments.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Trendafilov, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Lemmelä, S., and Murray-Smith, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
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