Toward an Enhanced Mutual Awareness in Asymmetric CVE

Morgan Le Chénéchal 1, 2, 3 Sébastien Chalmé 3 Thierry Duval 4, 5, 3, * Jérôme Royan 3 Valérie Gouranton 1, 2, 3 Bruno Arnaldi 1, 2, 3
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2 Hybrid - 3D interaction with virtual environments using body and mind
Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D6 - MEDIA ET INTERACTIONS
4 Lab-STICC_TB_CID_IHSEV
Lab-STICC - Laboratoire des sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance
Abstract : —Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) aim at providing several users with a consistent shared virtual world. In this work, we focus on the lack of mutual awareness that may appear in many situations and we evaluate different ways to present the distant user and his actions in the Virtual Environment (VE) in order to understand his perception and cognitive process. Indeed, an efficient collaboration involves not only the good perception of some objects but their meaning too. This second criterion introduces the concept of distant analysis that could be a great help in improving the understanding of distant activities. For this work, we focus on a common case consisting in estimating accurately the time at which a distant user analyzed the meaning of a remotely pointed object. Thus, we conduct some experiments to evaluate the concept and compare different techniques for implementing this new awareness feature in a CVE. Amongst others, results show that expertise of the users influences on how they estimate the distant activity and the type of applied strategies.
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Morgan Le Chénéchal, Sébastien Chalmé, Thierry Duval, Jérôme Royan, Valérie Gouranton, et al.. Toward an Enhanced Mutual Awareness in Asymmetric CVE. Proceedings of International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015), 2015, Atlanta, United States. ⟨10.1109/CTS.2015.7210428⟩. ⟨hal-01147753⟩

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