FreeWalk: Supporting casual meetings in a network

Hideyuki Nakanishi, Chikara Yoshida, Toshikazu Nishimura, Toru Ishida

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Abstract

FreeWalk is a desktop meeting environment to support informal communication. FreeWalk provides a 3-D community common where everybody can meet and can behave just as they do in real life. Each participant is represented as a pyramid of 3-D polygons on which his/her live video is mapped, and can move freely. Voice volume is proportional to the distance between sender and recipient so that many participants can talk without confusion. Various behaviors have been noted so far, such as approaching a talking couple from a distance to secretly listen to their conversation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages308-314
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1996 Nov 161996 Nov 20

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period96/11/1696/11/20

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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Nakanishi, H., Yoshida, C., Nishimura, T., & Ishida, T. (1996). FreeWalk: Supporting casual meetings in a network. 308-314. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, Boston, MA, USA, .