OneSpace: shared depth-corrected video interaction

David Ledo, Bon Adriel Aseniero, Saul Greenberg, Sebastian Boring, and Anthony Tang. (2013). OneSpace: shared depth-corrected video interaction. In CHI EA ’13: CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 997–1002.


Video conferencing commonly employs a video portal metaphor to connect individuals from remote spaces. In this work, we explore an alternate metaphor, a shared depth-mirror, where video images of two spaces are fused into a single shared, depth-corrected video space. We realize this metaphor in OneSpace, where the space respects virtual spatial relationships between people and objects as if all parties were looking at a mirror together. We report preliminary observations of OneSpace’s use, noting that it encourages cross-site, full-body interactions, and that participants employed the depth cues in their interactions. Based on these observations, we argue that the depth mirror offers new opportunities for shared video interaction.


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Video communication; media spaces


  address = {New York, NY, USA},
  author = {Ledo, David and Aseniero, Bon Adriel and Greenberg, Saul and Boring, Sebastian and Tang, Anthony},
  booktitle = {CHI EA '13: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing
  date-modified = {2014-01-11 05:45:23 +0000},
  doi = {},
  isbn = {978-1-4503-1952-2},
  keywords = {Video communication; media spaces},
  location = {Paris, France},
  pages = {997--1002},
  pdfurl = {},
  publisher = {ACM},
  title = {OneSpace: shared depth-corrected video interaction},
  type = {poster},
  year = {2013},
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