Fabian Hennecke, Simon Voelker, Maximilian Schenk, Hauke Schaper, Jan Borchers, Andreas Butz
In Proceedings of INTERACT '13, Springer, 624 – 631
Publication year: 2013


Even though remote collaboration through telepresence is supported by a variety of devices and display environments, it still has some inherent problems. One of these problems is the definition of a unified spatial reference system for the shared workspace in combination with an immersive representation of the collaborator. To mitigate this problem we propose a technique we call spatial mirroring. It is based on a virtual collaboration environment using two curved displays and aims to eliminate possible communication errors due to left/right misunderstandings. We explain the working principle and ideas be- hind spatial mirroring, and present two consecutive user studies in which we were able to verify its benefits.


 document_type = {inproceedings},
 timestamp = {20130902},
 author = {Fabian Hennecke and Simon Voelker and Maximilian Schenk and Hauke Schaper and Jan Borchers and Andreas Butz},
 title = {Simplifying Remote Collaboration Through Spatial Mirroring},
 booktitle = {INTERACT '13: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction},
 series = {INTERACT '13},
 major = {1},
 year = {2013},
 url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40477-1_41},
 publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
 location = {Cape Town, South Africa},
 pages = {624-631},
 pdf = {http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/materials/publications/hennecke2013b.pdf},
 keywords = {paper}