Over the past month, I’ve been reading a lot about how participants collaborate on physical tasks either in face-to-face situations or at a distance. I’m particularly interested, firstly, in discovering how participants in building tasks in virtual worlds refer to objects that they are using and come to a mutual agreement (“a common ground”) about which object they are manipulating, and secondly, what communication modes are utilised in this procedure and the role that gesture plays.
What I’ve been reading:
Cremers, A. (1996). Reference to Objects: An Empirically based study of task-oriented dialogues. Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Retrouvé de http://www.narcis.nl/publication/RecordID/oai:library.tue.nl:461534
Fussell, S., Setlock, L., Yang, J., Ou, J., Mauer, E., & Kramer, A. (2004). Gestures Over Video Streams to Support Remote Collaboration on Physical Tasks. Human-Computer Interaction, 19(3), 273-309. doi:10.1207/s15327051hci1903_3
Piwek, P. (2007, Janvier). Modality Choice for Generation of Referring Acts: Pointing versus Describing. Conference Item, . Retrouvé Décembre 15, 2010, de http://oro.open.ac.uk/12135/
A short presentation about my reading can be found here: Object grounding and gesture in Collaborative Physical Tasks.