Heterogeneous Device Arrangements Affect Both Partners’ Experiences in Collaborative Media Spaces

Baris Unver, Jasmine Jones, Alexander Thayer, Svetlana Yarosh

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Abstract

HCI has a history of developing rich media spaces to support collaboration between remote parties and testing such systems in investigations where each partner uses the same device setup (i.e., homogeneous device arrangements). In this work, we contribute an infrastructure that supports connection between a projector-camera media space and commodity mobile devices (i.e., tablets, smartphones). Deploying three device arrangements using this infrastructure, we conducted a mixed-methods investigation of device heterogeneity in media space collaboration. We found that the commodity devices provided a worse user experience, though this effect was moderated in some collaboration tasks. Collaborating with a partner who was using a commodity device also negatively affected the experience of the other user. We report specific collaboration concerns introduced by device heterogeneity. Based on these findings, we offer implications for the design of media spaces that use heterogeneous devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction. Recognition and Interaction Technologies - Thematic Area, HCI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages76-98
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9783030226428
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventThematic Area on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2019Jul 31 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11567 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceThematic Area on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/26/197/31/19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. We would like to thank to Mirjana Spasojevic, Mia Minhyang Suh, Mithra Vankipuram, Sabirat Rubya, Aysegul Kuzulu for their support and all the participants for their contributions. This work is supported by NSF grants #1526085, #1651575.

Keywords

  • Asymmetry
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Distributed collaboration
  • Media spaces
  • Mobile devices
  • Projector-camera systems

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