Collaboration in Augmented Reality: How to establish coordination and joint attention?

  • Christian Schnier
  • Karola Pitsch
  • Angelika Dierker
  • Thomas Hermann
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We present an initial investigation from a semi-experimental setting, in which an HMD-based AR-system has been used for real-time collaboration in a task-oriented scenario (design of a museum exhibition). Analysis points out the specific conditions of interacting in an AR environment and focuses on one particular practical problem for the participants in coordinating their interaction: how to establish joint attention towards the same object or referent. Analysis allows insights into how the pair of users begins to familarize with the environment, the limitations and opportunities of the setting and how they establish new routines for e.g. solving the ‘joint attention’-problem.


Augmented Reality Joint Attention Wooden Block Floor Plan Marker Tracking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Schnier
    • 1
  • Karola Pitsch
    • 1
  • Angelika Dierker
    • 1
  • Thomas Hermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Applied InformaticsBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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