MCS Seminar: Anthony Tang. Shared Perspective: the Original and Next Collaboration Challenge.

4 October 2017 (Wed), 14:30-15:20
At Classroom 17

Abstract: Sharing one’s own and taking others’ perspective is a central, orienting task in communicating and working with others. In this talk, I discuss how this view of “perspective” is a generative concept for designing new types of technologies to support collaboration. I define three types of perspective-taking (occular, conceptual, and narrative), and show how each of these types of perspective-taking are realized in existing and new collaboration tools. Finally, I illustrate how these concepts are becoming increasingly important in a world where we are inundated with new forms of media and information.Sharing one’s own and taking others’ perspective is a central, orienting task in communicating and working with others. In this talk, I discuss how this view of “perspective” is a generative concept for designing new types of technologies to support collaboration. I define three types of perspective-taking (occular, conceptual, and narrative), and show how each of these types of perspective-taking are realized in existing and new collaboration tools. Finally, I illustrate how these concepts are becoming increasingly important in a world where we are inundated with new forms of media and information.

About the speaker: Dr. Anthony Tang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. He leads the RICELab (Rethinking Interaction, Collaboration and Engagement) group, which focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Ubiquitous Computing with applications in digital workrooms, augmented reality, and mobile computing. Tony’s work has consistently been published at top-tier international venues, and has been recognized with awards at ACM DIS 2016, DIS 2014, ACM CHI 2014, ACM CSCW 2013, ACM CSCW 2012, and CHI 2009. Tony is also the recipient of the NSERC Discovery Accelerator (2017), and was recently awarded a GREAT Supervisor Award by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (2015).