Distorting social feedback in visualizations of conversation

Tony Bergstrom, Karrie Karahalios

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Abstract

Real-time collaborative visualization of conversation affects small group dynamics and encourages balanced participation. Visual feedback plays the role of a gentle moderator encouraging a speaker to yield the FIoor. To better evaluate the effect of visual feedback on collaboration, we purposefully distorted the apparent balance in the Conversation Clock, a shared visualization of conversation. We present a pilot study examining various distortion strategies followed by a more in depth study applying distortion to discussion. Our results indicate that participants will accept some significantly distorted visualizations as an accurate representation of conversation; however, distorted feedback provides only minimal impact on conversational balance. These findings suggest the mechanism in visualization that drives individuals towards balanced conversation is not solely influenced by the visual feedback and remains an open question for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-45
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages533-542
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769545257
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2012Jan 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period1/4/121/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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