The Use of Interactive Visual Metaphors to Enhance Group Discussions using Mobile Devices
In this paper, we consider the problems of group discussions and collaborative decision-making, where one or more of the participants are using restrictive interfaces such as mobile phones or PDAs. We suggest possible solutions to some of these problems and present MAVis (Mobile Argumentation Visualizer), a web-based interface built upon upon a balancebeam visual metaphor. We report on user experiences of interacting with the visual metaphor, and on the challenges of transferring this to a multi-user environment supporting mobile devices.
Computer and Systems Architecture | Digital Communications and Networking | Hardware Systems | Systems and Communications
McGinn, J., Picking, R., Picking, L. & Grout, V. (2007). "The Use of Interactive Visual Metaphors to Enhance Group Discussions using Mobile Devices". Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient Interaction Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4555, 952-960 [paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2007), Beijing, China, 22-27 July 2007]
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McGinn, John; Picking, Rich; Picking, Liz; and Grout, Vic, "The Use of Interactive Visual Metaphors to Enhance Group Discussions using Mobile Devices" (2007). Computing. Paper 56.