Cite: R. Spicer, A. Kelliher. LifeSampler: Enabling Conversational Video Documentary, in Proceedings of CHI '08: CHI '08 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2008). April, 2008.

Abstract: Today’s multidisciplinary, fast-paced and innovative workplaces present new challenges in facilitating effective communication between diverse team members and ensuring successful transfer of knowledge within a flexible workforce. In this paper, we present Conversational Documentary, a model for supporting constructive audiovisual dialog between workplace colleagues that also aims to archive and interpret the work practices and approaches of a creative community. We discuss the development and initial evaluation of the LifeSampler, a prototype audiovisual system designed to support and test our model, and propose directions for future development based on our preliminary results.

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