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Integrating 2D and 3D Views for Spatial Collaboration

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Association for Computing Machinery


Spatial collaboration is a specialized form of collaboration where the discussion relates to a physical space. This work investigates how to support distributed spatial collaboration activities. It presents a novel prototype that integrates both two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations. This collaborative software is examined in a qualitative study as a group virtually rearranges their lab furniture. The results describe the group's collaboration and their use of the combined representations. The findings highlight the usefulness of multiple representations and the need for additional features to support collaboration across representations.


Schafer, Wendy A.; Bowman, Doug A. (2005): Integrating 2D and 3D Views for Spatial Collaboration. Proceedings of the 2005 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. DOI: 10.1145/1099203.1099210. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 41–50. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA