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Enabling symmetric collaboration in public spaces through 3D mobile interaction


Machuca, MDB and Chinthammit, W and Huang, W and Wasinger, R and Duh, H, Enabling symmetric collaboration in public spaces through 3D mobile interaction, Symmetry, 10, (3) Article 69. ISSN 2073-8994 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.3390/sym10030069


Collaboration has been common in workplaces in various engineering settings and in our daily activities. However, how to effectively engage collaborators with collaborative tasks has long been an issue due to various situational and technical constraints. The research in this paper addresses the issue in a specific scenario, which is how to enable users to interact with public information from their own perspective. We describe a 3D mobile interaction technique that allows users to collaborate with other people by creating a symmetric and collaborative ambience. This in turn can increase their engagement with public displays. In order to better understand the benefits and limitations of this technique, we conducted a usability study with a total of 40 participants. The results indicate that the 3D mobile interaction technique promotes collaboration between users and also improves their engagement with the public displays.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:augmented reality, public display, user engagement, interactive information display, usability testing; cooperative application, mobile devices, 3D mobile interaction, 3D user interfaces
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
ID Code:126725
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2018-06-21
Last Modified:2019-02-26
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