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Can a Table Regulate Participation in Top Level Managers' Meetings?

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We present a longitudinal study on the participation regulation effects in the presence of a speech aware interactive table. This study focuses on training meetings of groups of top level managers, whose compositions do not change, in a corporate organization. We show that an effect of balancing participation develops over time. We also report other emerging group-specific features such as interaction patterns and signatures, leadership effects, and behavioral changes between meetings. Finally we collect feedback from the participants and analyze qualitatively the human and social aspects of the participants interaction mediated by the technology.


Roman, Flaviu; Mastrogiacomo, Stefano; Mlotkowski, Dyna; Kaplan, Frédéric; Dillenbourg, Pierre (2012): Can a Table Regulate Participation in Top Level Managers' Meetings?. Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. DOI: 10.1145/2389176.2389178. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 1–10. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA