The Interaction Character of Computers in Co-located Collaboration

  title={The Interaction Character of Computers in Co-located Collaboration},
  author={Mattias Arvola},
An INTERACTION CHARACTER refers to a coherent set of qualities of the actions that an application mediates. Examples of such characters include the ‘computer as a tool’ and the ‘computer as a medium’. This paper investigates INTERACTION CHARACTERS of applications used in colocated collaboration. Three qualitative cases have been investigated: consultation at banks, interaction design studio work, and interactive television usage. Interviews, observations, and workshops, as well as prototype… CONTINUE READING


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