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Designing for Collaborative Turn-Taking at the Digital Tabletop
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Design för kollaborativt turtagande runt det digitala arbetsbordet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Collaboration technologies are difficult to design due to the complex myr-iad of social, cognitive, and communicative aspects of group interactions. New interaction technologies like multitouch sharable interfaces, such asdigital tabletops, have lead to a renewed interest in designing collaborativetechnologies. This thesis focuses on turn-taking protocols as a coordinat-ing mechanism during collaborative work with digital tabletops. The goalwas to develop new conceptual designs and interactive mechanisms to sup-port face-to-face collaborations of small groups. Inspired by ethnographicalstudies of collaborative work and theories in distributed cognition and re-lated theories of language and action a model of collaborative turn-takingwas developed. Moreover, the thesis presents five design concepts and in-teraction components for the digital tabletop that exemplifies the differentproperties of the model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
Collaboration, turn-taking, distributed cognition, digital tabletops, design, communication, coordination
National Category
Interaction Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71604ISRN: KOGVET-A–11/006OAI: diva2:451263
Available from: 2011-10-25 Created: 2011-10-25 Last updated: 2011-10-25Bibliographically approved

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