Reference : Use of graphical modality in a collaborative design distant setting
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social, industrial & organizational psychology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/110296
Use of graphical modality in a collaborative design distant setting
English
Safin, Stéphane mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Lucid - Lab for User Cognition & Innovative Design >]
Juchmes, Roland mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Lucid - Lab for User Cognition & Innovative Design >]
Leclercq, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Lucid - Lab for User Cognition & Innovative Design >]
Feb-2012
Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
IOS Press
Supplement 1
IEA 2012: 18th World congress on Ergonomics - Designing a sustainable future
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1051-9815
1875-9270
Amsterdam
Netherlands
[en] architecture ; multimodal collaboration ; pen-based interaction
[en] In this paper, we present an original environment, the Distributed Collaborative Design Studio (DCDS) which allows multimodal real-time remote exchanges, and which aims at re-creating remotely the conditions of co-present meetings. This environment associates a videoconference tool (supporting verbal and non-verbal communication) and an original real-time shared digital hand-drawn sketches system (supporting graphical communication). The users can import documents and annotate them in real-time at distance. In this paper, we are interested in studying the use of the graphical modality (digital sketch and document annotations) as a tool for collective design and remote communication. This study takes place in the framework of a collaborative architectural design studio, which has taken place during 3 month, and gathering students from Belgium and France to work together in 3 small groups mainly at distance. The study focuses on the role of graphical modality in the synchronous remote meetings supported by the DCDS. We identify the types of digital annotations made on the imported document, thanks to the electronic pen, and their role in the cognitive processes of designing and in the collaboration and communication processes. We also identify the different practices of digital sketching, according to the group and its collaborative strategies. We discuss the utility of the graphical modality as an efficient support for collaborative synchronous activities and show that the DCDS environment supports different strategies of collaborative design (co-design and distributed design). We conclude on recommendations for improving the system and for designing sketch-based collaborative environments.
Communauté française de Belgique - CfB
ARC COMMON
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/110296

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