Shared mediated workspaces
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Shared mediated spaces provide viable alternatives for meetings and interactions. The development of collaborative mediated workspaces and shared negotiation spaces will have a fundamental impact on all human practices. Previous design-led research, has identified spatial design concepts, such as mediated gaze, and spatial montage, which, if unaddressed, may be said to impose friction, and thus impact negatively on the experience of mediated presence. The current paper discusses a set of conceptual tools for presence design, in relation to a prototype that is currently being developed by an interdisciplinary academic work group: The Mediated Sketching Table. The prototype combines analogue and digital interaction tools and technologies including HTML5 and WebRTC. Here, we present our initial observations when using the prototype and discuss possible ways to overcome design friction in the prototype. We acknowledge that mediated presence cannot be ensured by design or technology alone. However, by monitoring various design features, presence designers can seek to reduce the friction that otherwise inhibits mediated presence, mutual trust, knowledge-sharing, and teamwork efficiency.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
presence design, spatial design, architecture, mediated gaze, spatial montage, shared mediated space, trust, knowledge-sharing, teamwork, design friction, ICT-mediated presence, mediated presence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-119154OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-119154DiVA: diva2:609833
ISPR 2012 International Society for Presence Research annual conference
QC 201303202013-03-202013-03-072015-05-07Bibliographically approved