Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2774
Title: Supporting Collaborative Work in Socio-Physical Environments: A Normative Approach
Authors: Garbay, Catherine
Badeig, Fabien
Caelen, Jean
Keywords: Collaboration architectures;Tangible Distributed Interfaces;Activity Theory;Normative Multi-Agent Systems
Issue Date: 2012
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: COOP 2012: 10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
Series/Report no.: C&T
Abstract: We propose a normative approach to collaborative support system design in distributed tangible environments. Based on activity theory, our goal is to mediate rather than drive human activity and to integrate components from the physical, numerical and social environments. We propose an original architecture coupling a physical space (tools supporting human activity), a processing space (agent performing activity, be it human or artificial), an informational space (traces reflecting activity), and a normative space (filters regulating activity). We further consider collaboration as a conversational process grounded in the objects of the working space. To this end, tangible objects of various kinds are designed to support multi-threaded activity. Heterogeneous trace properties may then be fused to situate activity and ground the filtering process. Interface agents are designed to provide appropriate visual feedback and support mutual awareness. Beyond the mere sharing of individual or group activity, we approach awareness as involving mutual knowledge of the activity constraints. We show through simple examples from the RISK game the potential richness of the proposed approach.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2774
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Marseille, France
metadata.mci.conference.date: 2012-05-30
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