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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Human-Computer Interaction. Recognition and Interaction Technologies - Thematic Area, HCI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Event||Thematic 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 2019 → Jul 31 2019
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||Thematic Area on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019|
|Period||7/26/19 → 7/31/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.
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- Computer-mediated communication
- Distributed collaboration
- Media spaces
- Mobile devices
- Projector-camera systems