Supporting cross-modal collaboration in the workplace

Oussama Metatla, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Tony Stockman, Fiore Martin

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Abstract

We address the challenge of supporting collaborators who access a shared interactive space through different sets of modalities. This was achieved by designing a cross-modal tool combining a visual diagram editor with auditory and haptic views to allow simultaneous visual and non-visual interaction. The tool was deployed in various workplaces where visually-impaired and sighted coworkers access and edit diagrams as part of their daily jobs. We use our observations and analyses of the recorded interactions to outline preliminary design recommendations for supporting cross-modal collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication BCS-HCI '12 Proceedings of the 26th Annual BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference on People and Computers
PublisherBCS Learning & Development
Pages109-118
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2012

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