Sharing the squid: Tangible workplace collaboration

Rebecca Stern, Aisling Kelliher, Winslow Burleson, Lisa Tolentino

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Abstract

Effective communication is central in building trust and negotiating differences in diverse, multidisciplinary working environments. In this paper we discuss a tangible mediated environment designed to facilitate positive social interaction between colleagues in a research workplace. Through our multi-user tangible interface in the form of a plush squid, participants can share media resources and collaborate in a playful and inviting setting. Results from preliminary studies indicate that playful mediated work environments stimulate constructive discourse, strengthen social bonds, and enhance creative output.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages3369-3374
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Florence, Italy
Duration: Apr 5 2008Apr 10 2008

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period4/5/084/10/08

Keywords

  • Casual computing
  • Play
  • RFID
  • Social interaction
  • Tangible user interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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