IdeaWall: Bridging the digital and non-digital worlds to facilitate distant collaboration

Kowalkiewicz, M. (2012) IdeaWall: Bridging the digital and non-digital worlds to facilitate distant collaboration. In 6th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies: Complex Environment Engineering, DEST 2012, IEEE, pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Creative and ad-hoc work often involves non-digital artifacts, such as whiteboards and post-it notes. The preferred method of brainstorming and idea development, while facilitating work among collocated participants, makes it particularly tricky to involve remote participants, not even mentioning cases where live social involvement is required and the number and location of remote participants can be vast. Our work has originally focused on large distributed teams in business entities. Vast majority of teams in large organizations are distributed teams. Our team of corporate researchers decided to identify state of the art technologies that could facilitate the scenarios mentioned above. This paper is an account of a research project in the area of enterprise collaboration, with a strong focus on the aspects of human computer interaction in mixed mode environments, especially in areas of collaboration where computers still play a secondary role. It is describing a currently running corporate research project. In this paper we signal the potential use of the technology in situation, where community involvement is either required or desirable. The goal of the paper is to initiate a discussion on the use of technologies, initially designed as supporting enterprise collaboration, in situation requiring community engagement. In other words, it is a contribution of technically focused research exploring the uses of the technology in areas such as social engagement and community involvement. © 2012 IEEE.

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ID Code: 86014
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 978-1-4673-1702-3 (ISBN)
Keywords: Community engagement, Community involvement, Corporate research, Distant collaboration, Distributed teams, Enterprise collaboration, Large organizations, Mixed mode, Social engagement, State-of-the-art technology, White board, Distributed computer systems, Ecosystems, Industry, Technology, Research
DOI: 10.1109/DEST.2012.6227942
ISSN: 2150-4938
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: IEEE
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2015 07:08
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015 05:32

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