Extending CoNavigator into a Collaborative Digital Space





Citation of Original Publication

Mark Murnane, Don Engel, Stephen Freeland, Lee Boot, Mark Jarzynski, Katrine Lindvig, Line Hillersdal, and David Earle. 2020. Extending CoNavigator into a Collaborative Digital Space. In Companion of the 2020 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 127–130. https://doi.org/10.1145/3323994.3369890


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We present an extension of the existing CoNavigator collaboration system that allows for persistence of in-person collaboration sessions through a digitally projected overlay and camera system. This augmented reality environment allows participants in a CoNavigator session to resume from a previous session without having to laboriously recreate the physical state of the space manually. By combining features traditionally found only in digital space with the intuitive nature of a tactile physical environment, we hope to produce a tool that builds on the work of CoNavigator and lowers barriers to adoption while increasing efficacy.