University of Hertfordshire

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Dari Trendafilov
  • Yolanda Vazquez-Alvarez
  • Saija Lemmelä
  • Roderick Murray-Smith
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile HCI'11 - Procs13th Int Conf on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherACM Press
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450305419
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2011
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30 Aug 20112 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period30/08/112/09/11

Abstract

We describe a novel dynamic method for collaborative virtual environments designed for mobile devices and evaluated in a mobile context. Participants interacted in pairs remotely and through touch while walking in three different feedback conditions: 1) visual, 2) audio-tactile, 3) spatial audio-tactile. Results showed 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.

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