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Supporting team coordination on the ground: requirements from a mixed reality game

Fischer, Joel E.; Jiang, Wenchao; Kerne, Andruid; Greenhalgh, Chris; Ramchurn, Sarvapali D.; Reece, Steve; Pantidi, Nadia; Rodden, Tom


Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

Wenchao Jiang

Andruid Kerne

Sarvapali D. Ramchurn

Steve Reece

Nadia Pantidi

Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research & Knowledge Exchange


We generate requirements for time-critical distributed team support relevant for domains such as disaster response. We present the Radiation Response Game to investigate socio-technical issues regarding team coordination. Field responders in this mixed-reality game use smartphones to coordinate, via text messaging, GPS, and maps, with headquarters and each other. We conduct interaction analysis to examine field observations and log data, revealing how teams achieve local and remote coordination and maintain situational awareness. We uncover requirements that highlight the role of local coordination, decision-making re- sources, geospatial referencing and message handling.

Conference Name International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP 2014)
Publication Date Jun 3, 2014
Deposit Date Jan 29, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
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Additional Information Published in: COOP 2014 : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems. New York : Springer, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-319-06497-0, pp. 49-67, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-06498-7_4