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Enabling symmetric collaboration in public spaces through 3D mobile interaction

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Machuca, MDB, Chinthammit, W ORCID: 0000-0001-8319-3589, Huang, W, Wasinger, R and Duh, H 2018 , 'Enabling symmetric collaboration in public spaces through 3D mobile interaction' , Symmetry, vol. 10, no. 3 , pp. 1-19 , doi: 10.3390/sym10030069.

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Abstract

Collaboration has been common in workplaces in various engineering settings and in ourdaily 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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Machuca, MDB and Chinthammit, W and Huang, W and Wasinger, R and Duh, H
Keywords: augmented reality, public display, user engagement, interactive information display
Journal or Publication Title: Symmetry
Publisher: MDPIAG
ISSN: 2073-8994
DOI / ID Number: 10.3390/sym10030069
Copyright Information:

Copyright 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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