Fragmented interaction: Establishing mutual orientation in virtual environments

Jon Hindmarsh, Mike Fraser, Christian Heath, Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh

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Abstract

This paper explores and evaluates the support for object-focused collaboration provided by a desktop Collaborative Virtual Environment. The system was used to support an experimental `design' task. Video recordings of the participants' activities facilitated an observational analysis of interaction in, and through, the virtual world. Observations include: problems due to fragmented views of embodiments in relation to shared objects; participants compensating with spoken accounts of their actions; and difficulties in understanding others' perspectives. Design implications include: more explicit representations of actions than are provided by pseudo-humanoid embodiments; and navigation techniques that are sensitive to the actions of others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages217-226
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW'98 - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 14 Nov 199818 Nov 1998

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 7th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW'98
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period14/11/9818/11/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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