Board-based collaboration in cross-cultural pairs

Gregorio Convertino, Yang Zhang, Brian Asti, Mary Beth Rosson, Susan Mohammed

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations


This paper reports on an ongoing study of cross-cultural collaboration mediated by board-based collaborative systems. Twenty-one pairs (American-Chinese and American-American pairs) performed collaborative design tasks either face-to-face or remotely. Survey data, video recording, and design products were collected to examine the impact of Culture (American-American vs. American-Chinese), Medium (Face-to-Face vs. Computer-Supported), and Board-based System (Mimio™ vs. SMART Board™) on the process and outcomes of collaboration. Results from the survey showed significant effects of these variables on measures of common ground, cognitive consensus building, perceived performance, and satisfaction. The effects on perceived performance were robust. American-Chinese pairs reported a significantly lower level of consensus when using a system that supports unidirectional (Mimio™) rather than bi-directional (SMART Board™) interaction on the board.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntercultural Collaboration - First International Workshop, IWIC 2007, Invited and Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783540739999
StatePublished - 2007
Event1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Jan 25 2007Jan 26 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4568 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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