CPSC 689/602--Spring 1997
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

Paper Report

Title: Experiences in the Use of a Media Space
Authors: Marilyn M. Mantei, Ronald M. Baecker, Abigail J. Sellen, W illiam A. S. Buxton, and Thomas Milligan
Citation: ACM 1991
Reprinted in: Baecker, R.M, Readings in Groupware and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco, 1993 , pp.803-808

CAVECAT: Computer audio Video Enhanced Collaboration And Telepresence.

Common issues:

This system uses centralized server, does it contradict to previous paper that the distributed design is better?

Mirror function is important and useful for users themselves to make sure they are properly framed in the camera.

Some other problems similar to other "media spaces" applications are still present here, such as system response time delays, sound localization. Also, some more specific system problems such are audio levels and noise, lighting and camera angels are inevitable.

Some social and psychological impacts: meetings between and within offices, neighbors, public/private conversation, invisible interaction, gaze and eye contacts.

Some other interesting points:

Report prepared by: Haowei Hsieh, Email: haowei@cs.tamu.edu
Discussion date: 04/04/97            Report date: 04/14/97