Design of Team Workstation: A Realtime Shared Workspace Fusing Desktops and Computer Screens
H. Ishii and M. Ohkubo
Nov 29, 1999


This is an interesting article. The framework of desktop space and computer space is similar to Buxton's framework of person space and task space.

Interesting points in the paper are the use of overlaid images, stereo audio and no formal floor-control.

Some points I did not like are the use of strict WYSIWIG and the complexity in switching from mode to mode.

In the article they mentioned that there are two displays, one private and the other shared. What would be the implications of instead of having a separate display, the shared space would be implemented as a window in the same display?