Gericke, Lutz; Wenzel, Matthias; Meinel, Christoph
Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS2014)
To a large extend, collaboration and communication consists of the understanding of extrinsic activity. This task is especially hard to achieve in remote settings or also locally when people cannot take part in meetings. In this paper we are addressing the question, if understanding of the essential decisions, facts, and processes can be achieved by just consuming collaboration data afterwards. Therefore, we take existing experiment recordings and make them explorable by the Tele-Board History Browser. Participants had a given time frame to answer content-related questions for a design thinking session. We found out that people are able to review those creative sessions and grasp the essential key points in the past work processes. Still, people are approaching the data differently depending on their personal preferences and their general process knowledge. It turns out that our approach can help distributed teams in working closer together beyond conference calls or shared documents. From our perspective, traceability of past interactions can substantially ease remote collaboration, especially in creative settings.