Collaborating Across Realities: Analytical Lenses for Understanding Dyadic Collaboration in Transitional Interfaces.

Jan-Henrik Schröder, Daniel Schacht, Niklas Peper, Anita Marie Hamurculu, Hans-Christian Jetter


Transitional Interfaces are a yet underexplored, emerging class of cross-reality user interfaces that enable users to freely move along the reality-virtuality continuum during collaboration. To analyze and understand how such collaboration unfolds, we propose four analytical lenses derived from an exploratory study of transitional collaboration with 15 dyads. While solving a complex spatial optimization task, participants could freely switch between three contexts, each with different displays (desktop screens, tablet-based augmented reality, head-mounted virtual reality), input techniques (mouse, touch, handheld controllers), and visual representations (monoscopic and allocentric 2D/3D maps, stereoscopic egocentric views). Using the rich qualitative and quantitative data from our study, we evaluated participants' perceptions of transitional collaboration and identified commonalities and differences between dyads. We then derived four lenses including metrics and visualizations to analyze key aspects of transitional collaboration: (1) place and distance, (2) temporal patterns, (3) group use of contexts, (4) individual use of contexts. © 2023 ACM.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Conference Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23.04.202328.04.2023


ConferenceThe ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2023
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