Lessons from the lighthouse : Collaboration in a shared mixed reality system

B Brown, I MacColl, M Chalmers, A Galani, CN Randell, A Steed

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Abstract

Museums attract increasing numbers of online visitors along with their conventional physical visitors. This paper presents a study of a mixed reality system that allows web, virtual reality and physical visitors to share a museum visit together in real time. Our system allows visitors to share their location and orientation, communicate over a voice channel, and jointly navigate around a shared information space. Results from a study of 34 users of the system show that visiting with the system was highly interactive and retained many of the attractions of a traditional shared exhibition visit. Specifically, users could navigate together, collaborate around objects and discuss exhibits. These findings have implications for non-museum settings, in particular how location awareness is a powerful resource for collaboration, and how 'hybrid objects' can support collaboration at-a-distance.
Translated title of the contributionLessons from the lighthouse : Collaboration in a shared mixed reality system
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2003, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 5-10 April
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages577 - 584
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1581136307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

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