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Title:The Effect of Undergraduate Library Users' Dyadic Diversity Attributes on Interactive Tabletop Collaboration, Performance, and Perception
Author(s):Tang, Rong; Quigley, Elizabeth
Subject(s):diversity attributes
collaboration styles
quality of collaboration process
problem solving suggestions
team performance
user perception
Abstract:Sixty undergraduate students were paired up and participated in a usability study of the Library Explorer software on a Microsoft PixelSense Tabletop. Specific investigation into the impact of diversity attributes on collaboration style, collaboration quality, task performance, and participants' perception revealed interesting patterns. Problem solving ideas were coded as suggestions. Gender composition and task performance were found to be significantly associated with the frequency of suggestions' non-acceptance. Results show that during participants' collaborative discovery on interactive tabletops, gender and racial diversities, while directly influenced their collaboration styles and processes, did not impact their team performance. Diversity attributes that significantly correlated with team effectiveness included native language diversity, differences in tabletop use experiences, usability ratings, and the frequency of suggestions not being accepted. Findings of the study not only enrich the understanding of the connection between team compositional diversity and collaboration styles, but also provide insights on how team members' suggestion behaviors may help capture the dynamics of collaboration on interactive tabletops.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Tang, R., & Quigley, E. (2014). The Effect of Undergraduate Library Users' Dyadic Diversity Attributes on Interactive Tabletop Collaboration, Performance, and Perception. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 88 - 109). doi:10.9776/14047
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):47
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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