Evaluating distributed environments based on communicative efficacy

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Abstract

One of the most rapidly expanding areas of HCI research is centered around supporting the collaborative endeavors of widely distributed participants. Whether the domain is advanced learning environments or desktop conferencing, the underlying goal of such efforts is to provide a maximally robust simulacrum of copresent interaction. The current trend in research is to characterize these computer-mediated communication environments - and to argue their efficacy - by focusing on the technical parameters of the environment. This approach places form above function, completely ignoring the communicative difficulties actually encountered by users. The work described here explores a new evaluative technique, based on methodologies originally developed by Conversation Analysts, which characterizes the communicative efficacy of a computer-mediated environment by documenting how well participants are able to maintain intersubjectivity throughout the interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Editors Anon
PublisherACM
Pages47-48
Number of pages2
Volume2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2) - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: May 7 1995May 11 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2)
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period5/7/955/11/95

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Human computer interaction
Communication

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Doerry, E. (1995). Evaluating distributed environments based on communicative efficacy. In Anon (Ed.), Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 47-48). ACM.

Evaluating distributed environments based on communicative efficacy. / Doerry, Eckehard.

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. ed. / Anon. Vol. 2 ACM, 1995. p. 47-48.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Doerry, E 1995, Evaluating distributed environments based on communicative efficacy. in Anon (ed.), Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. vol. 2, ACM, pp. 47-48, Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2), Denver, CO, USA, 5/7/95.
Doerry E. Evaluating distributed environments based on communicative efficacy. In Anon, editor, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. Vol. 2. ACM. 1995. p. 47-48
Doerry, Eckehard. / Evaluating distributed environments based on communicative efficacy. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. editor / Anon. Vol. 2 ACM, 1995. pp. 47-48
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