Supporting collaboration of heterogeneous teams in an augmented team room

Markus Kleffmann, Matthias Book, Volker Gruhn

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Abstract

It is often difficult for a team of stakeholders with heterogeneous backgrounds to maintain a common understanding of a system's structure and the challenges in its implementation. Thus, especially in complex software projects, risks and inconsistencies are easily overlooked. In this paper, we present the concept of an Augmented Interaction Room (AugIR), i.e. a physical team room whose walls are outfitted with wall-sized touchscreens that visualize different aspects of a software system in the form of various model sketches. These sketches can be annotated by the stakeholders in order to explicitly mark important elements or indicate aspects that are critical for project success. The AugIR strives to support the collaborative work of heterogeneous teams and especially targets the inclusion of non-technical stakeholders into the communication process. Therefore, the AugIR continuously monitors the stakeholders' design and modeling activities and analyzes the relationships between annotated contents to automatically uncover inconsistencies, contradictions and hidden potential project risks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering, SSE 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450332279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2014
Event6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering, SSE 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 17 Nov 2014 → …

Publication series

Name6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering, SSE 2014 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference6th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering, SSE 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period17/11/14 → …

Other keywords

  • Cooperative design
  • Electronic whiteboards
  • Object-oriented modeling
  • Sketches

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