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Open Wonderland: An Extensible Virtual World Architecture
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Jonathan Kaplan,Nicole Yankelovich
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 38-45
Open Wonderland is a toolkit for building 3D virtual worlds. The system architecture, based entirely on open standards, is highly modular and designed with a focus on extensibility. In this article, the authors articulate design goals related to collaborat...
 
Porta-person: telepresence for the connected conference room
Found in: CHI '07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '07)
By Joe Provino, Jonathan Kaplan, Nicole Yankelovich, Nigel Simpson
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 2789-2794
This paper describes a telepresence device called Porta-Person. This is the first project in a larger initiative known as the Connected Conference Room, which aims to improve the user experience for remote people connected to meetings taking place in confe...
     
Improving audio conferencing: are two ears better than one?
Found in: Proceedings of the 2006 20th anniversary conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '06)
By Joan Morris DiMicco, Joe Provino, Jonathan Kaplan, Mike Wessler, Nicole Yankelovich
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 333-342
In this paper, we describe a range of audio problems that impact the effectiveness of audio conferences and detail the solutions we have devised to address these problems. We conducted an audio quality assessment to determine how differences in quality imp...
     
Private communications in public meetings
Found in: CHI '05 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '05)
By Harold Fox, Jen McGinn, Joe Provino, Jonathan Kaplan, Mike Wessler, Nicole Yankelovich
Issue Date:April 2005
pp. 1873-1876
Out-of-band communication during audio conferences can improve the effectiveness of distributed meetings. It provides a means for people to privately consult with one another, supports breakout sessions, and allows individuals to resolve problems without i...
     
Meeting central: making distributed meetings more effective
Found in: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '04)
By Joe Provino, Jonathan Kaplan, Mike Wessler, Nicole Yankelovich, Patricia Roberts, William Walker
Issue Date:November 2004
pp. 419-428
The Meeting Central prototype is a suite of collaboration tools designed to support distributed meetings. The tools' minimalist design provides only those features that have the most impact on distributed meeting effectiveness. The collaboration suite is b...
     
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