Designing Outdoor Remote-Communication Tools for Serious Collaborative Activities
Brennan Jones, Anthony Tang, and Carman Neustaedter. (2018). Designing Outdoor Remote-Communication Tools for Serious Collaborative Activities. In HCI Outdoors: Understanding Human-Computer Interaction in the Outdoors - Workshop at CHI 2018.
We are seeing increasingly widespread usage of remote communication, and in particular video communication, for outdoor activities such as tours, shopping, and searching large environments. However, current technologies still do not provide sufficient awareness to remote communicators or sufficient means for them to indicate their intents or contribute to collaborative activities meaningfully. We describe some of the work that we have done in the past to study the challenges that people face in remote communication in the outdoors, and to design technology solutions that aim to address those challenges. We also describe our current work to address such challenges in the domain of wilderness search and rescue (SAR).