Turn it this way

David Kirk, Tom Rodden, Danae Stanton Fraser

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Remote gesture systems have been shown to provide a significant enhancement to performance in collaborative physical tasks, an effect ascribed to the ability of remote gestures to help ground deictic references. The argument that this effect works by replacing complex referential descriptions with simple pointing behaviours has been drawn into question by recent research. In this paper we significantly unpack the effects of remote gesturing on collaborative language, arguing for a more complex role for remote gestures in interaction. We demonstrate how remote gestures influence the structure of collaborative discourse, and how their use can also influence the temporal nature of the grounding process. Through generating a deeper understanding of these effects of remote gesturing on collaborative language we derive implications for the development and deployment of these technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - San Jose, California, USA United States
Duration: 28 Apr 20073 May 2007


ConferenceSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CitySan Jose, California

Bibliographical note

Session: Distributed Interaction. ISBN:978-1-59593-593-9


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