3D-Board: A wholebody remote collaborative whiteboard

Jakob Zillner, Christoph Rhemann, Shahram Izadi, Michael Haller

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Abstract

This paper presents 3D-Board, a digital whiteboard capable of capturing life-sized virtual embodiments of geographically distributed users. When using large-scale screens for remote collaboration, awareness for the distributed users' gestures and actions is of particular importance. Our work adds to the literature on remote collaborative workspaces, it facilitates intuitive remote collaboration on large scale interactive whiteboards by preserving awareness of the full-body pose and gestures of the remote collaborator. By blending the front-facing 3D embodiment of a remote collaborator with the shared workspace, an illusion is created as if the observer was looking through the transparent whiteboard into the remote user's room. The system was tested and verified in a usability assessment, showing that 3D-Board significantly improves the effectiveness of remote collaboration on a large interactive surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages471-479
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2014
Event27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 20148 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameUIST 2014 - Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference27th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period05.10.201408.10.2014

Keywords

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Reconstruction
  • Remote collaboration
  • Shared workspace
  • Teleconferencing

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