Guys, I'm not looking for a system. I'm looking for methods to evaluate
these systems. I have some ideas, but as I stated earlier, I'm looking
for methods to evaluate...
I've done some preliminary research into CMC evaluation, effective
computing evaluation, and situational awareness evaluation.
A few high-level questions we want to answer:
Is it meaningful?
Does it have an impact on the awareness (moreso than w/o the system)?
How many levels are appropriate for communicating awareness (e.g.
here; here, but busy; not here)?
Is the system tunable enough to provide meaning (users will be able
to "tune" the display and tweak it's output)?
Does it have an impact on the relationship? What kind?
Does the system make you feel obligated to interact with the person
(e.g. the display communicates that they're there, but maybe sad, so
you feel obligated to take them to lunch)?
We're going to do some baseline measurements to gather info on current
interaction and awareness. We have some ideas for this, but any input
you could provide would be useful and appreciated. Also, we'd like to
take measurements during intervals of the installation (e.g. bi-weekly)
and once the system is removed for a period of time (e.g. 2-4 weeks).
Then we'll reinstall it and measure again to see what the impact is.
On Mar 16, 2004, at 5:35 PM, Casey Jones wrote:
> It might not be the system you're looking for, Todd, but their process > could be helpful to you since it included discussions on the issues of > awareness and avoiding intrusion, although distributed environments > were more of a focus than co-location. > > ..casey