Overlaying a virtual and a real table to create an inter-real virtual space

Shigeru Wesugi, Yoshiyuki Miwa

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Abstract

The issue of trust in a virtual community has grown in importance as the Internet has penetrated our daily lives. We believe that "co-creative communication", or creating and sharing a context through physical activities, can support trust building. This paper describes a design strategy and a prototype system for supporting co-creative communication between remote locales. We describe an "inter-real virtual space", which presents a virtual reflection of a local physical space into a remote locale, and which provides an interface space bridging remote locales. We have implemented as a prototype for this concept a "co-actuated table": a round, rotatable disk placed on a stable table. Each site in the "inter-real virtual space" has a "co-actuated table". The rotations of the physical disk at each site are synchronized with the appearance of the virtual disk in the inter-real virtual space, and with the remote disk at other participating sites. A virtual avatar for each participant also appears in the inter-real virtual space. Initial experimental results indicate that this design is suitable for supporting co-creative communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SIGCHI-NZ Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction, CHINZ 2002
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Event3rd ACM SIGCHI NZ Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction, CHINZ 2002 - Hamilton, New Zealand
Duration: 2002 Jul 112002 Jul 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - SIGCHI-NZ Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction, CHINZ 2002

Conference

Conference3rd ACM SIGCHI NZ Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction, CHINZ 2002
CountryNew Zealand
CityHamilton
Period02/7/1102/7/12

Keywords

  • actual communication
  • co-creative communication
  • co-presence
  • emergent reality
  • inter-real virtual space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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