Remote collaboration support on physical tasks: Exploring handheld and hands-free setups

F.W. Neiva, V. Bittencourt, W. Ugulino, M.R.S. Borges, A.S. Vivacqua

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Abstract

Collaborative work involving teams and individuals distributed across the globe is an inevitable trend. Because of that, the expertise is getting increasingly distributed and we have seen a growing need for technologies to support remote collaboration. Despite this need, the differences of technologies used to support remote collaboration are unknown, especially considering different kinds of physical tasks, such as analytical tasks and construction tasks. In order to better understand their impact on collaborative behaviors, perceptions, and performance, we conducted a lab setting study to evaluate two different arrangements of technology: a handheld model and a hands-free model. These models were compared for both, analytical and construction tasks. Our results suggest us that hands-free setting is more suitable for analytical tasks, while the handheld setting is more suitable for construction tasks. These differences among technological setups for remote collaboration on physical tasks motivate additional studies, especially long-term studies in natural settings, which could investigate aspects of collaboration that may not have been explored on our lab setting study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration and Technology
Subtitle of host publication22nd International Conference, CRIWG 2016, Kanazawa, Japan, September 14-16, 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages65-80
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Collaboration and Technology, CRIWG 2016 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 14 Sep 201616 Sep 2016
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Collaboration and Technology, CRIWG 2016
Abbreviated titleCRIWG 2016
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period14/09/1616/09/16

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