Asymmetric synchronous collaboration within distributed teams


Conference Paper

Teams performing physical tasks must often be distributed in space, and are often organized hierarchically. This means that systems to support collaboration between members must account for the asymmetry in physical environment, organizational roles, and available technology. Using urban search and rescue as an example, we first describe the factors that cause this asymmetry. We then discuss the way information should be shared, and the type of awareness that should be supported. We suggest the use of very different display and interaction devices for operators at the organizational levels, to complement their situations and needs. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ashdown, M; Cummings, ML

Published Date

  • December 28, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4562 LNAI /

Start / End Page

  • 245 - 255

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1611-3349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-9743

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783540733300

Citation Source

  • Scopus