Social Presence as a Multi-Dimensional Group Construct in 3D Virtual Environments

  title={Social Presence as a Multi-Dimensional Group Construct in 3D Virtual Environments},
  author={Anu Sivunen and Emma S. Nordb{\"a}ck},
  journal={J. Computer-Mediated Communication},
One of the key challenges of distributed teams is the lack of social presence resulting from multiple work locations. Virtual environments (VEs) have been viewed as a collaboration tool for distributed teams that can enhance social presence via shared collaboration space and avatars. We observed, recorded, and analyzed the VE meetings of a globally distributed team. Data were analyzed through quantitative and qualitative content analysis. Our findings show that in the meetings, social presence… CONTINUE READING
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