Tabletop territoriality and social context: examining medical simulation

Ulrich von Zadow, Raimund Dachselt, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado

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We are interested in the influence that specific social contexts have on tabletop territorial behaviour. To study this, we observed use of the collaborative educational simulation application SimMed by students and experienced doctors. In this particular setting, we found very little evidence of territorial behaviour. We report on the results of the study, examine possible causes for the absence of territories and discuss potential implications for application design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces (CMIS) 2014
EditorsCraig Anslow, Mirjam Augstein, Pedro Campos, Laurent Grisoni, Andres Lucero, Jim Wallace
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 16 Nov 201416 Nov 2014


ConferenceWorkshop on Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces 2014
Abbreviated titleCMIS 2014
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  • Territoriality
  • simulation
  • tabletop
  • education
  • medicine

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