Supporting Team Coordination on the Ground: Requirements from a Mixed Reality Game

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We generate requirements for time-critical distributed team support relevant for domains such as disaster response. We present the Radiation Response Game to investigate socio-technical issues regarding team coordination. Field responders in this mixed-reality game use smartphones to coordinate, via text messaging, GPS, and maps, with headquarters and each other. We conduct interaction analysis to examine field observations and log data, revealing how teams achieve local and remote coordination and maintain situational awareness. We uncover requirements that highlight the role of local coordination, decision-making resources, geospatial referencing and message handling.


Situational Awareness Task Allocation Disaster Response Team Coordination Game Mechanic 
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We are grateful for the support by the EPSRC ORCHID project (EP/I011587/1). Thanks to the University of Nottingham’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute for support provided by a sabbatical grant to the third author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Mixed Reality LabUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Interface Ecology LabTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Agents, Interaction and Complexity GroupUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  4. 4.Pattern Analysis and Machine LearningUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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