THE ROLE OF MEDIA NATURALNESS ON DYADIC COLLABORATION EFFECTIVENESS IN MIXED REALITY AND VIRTUAL REALITY
With the development of technology, the workplace is adopting new mediums to engage in collaborative work with others. The quality of this collaboration varies by the technology medium being utilized (Daft & Lengel, 1986; Kock, 2005); The goal of this research is to study the difference in collaboration effectiveness for people in mixed (MR) and virtual reality (VR) environments. Participants working in teams of two were given a collaborative idea generation task in MR or VR, at which point their collaboration effectiveness was measured through behavior, conversation, and reported experience. The results of this study showed no significant differences in dyad collaboration between conditions. Implications and directions for future research on this topic are further discussed.
collaboration; Information technology; Immersive Technology; Mixed Reality; Computer Mediated Communication; Communication; Experimental psychology; Virtual Reality
Won, Andrea Stevenson
Design and Environmental Analysis
M.S., Design and Environmental Analysis
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis