Kollaboration mit Extended-Reality-Systemen – eine Kategorisierung

Schopf P, Jonas J (2021)

Publication Language: German

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2021


Book Volume: 59

Pages Range: 177–188

URI: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1365/s40702-021-00823-y

DOI: 10.1365/s40702-021-00823-y

Open Access Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1365/s40702-021-00823-y


The technologies Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), which are summarized under the umbrella term Extended Reality (XR), fundamentally influence the possibilities of communication and collaboration. They can be used intuitively as an interface between various sources of information and offer new ways of presenting information. Extended Reality Systems (XRS) build on these two technologies, AR and VR, and have great potential for a wide range of use cases, especially for collaboration.

Despite this potential, it is often not yet clear when, where and how XRS can be used sensibly. This delays innovations and the introduction to work processes. The distinction between AR and VR is sometimes insufficiently known among decision-makers or the terminology is missing to adequately describe the different systems. This is where this conceptual work begins. Its aim is to facilitate the understanding of the possible uses of XRS for collaborations and to support terminology. Based on a central taxonomy from the area of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), a categorization of XRS for collaborations is developed. A comparison with already existing taxonomies shows the necessity of a practically applicable and uncomplicated manageable categorization in practice.

This work contributes to a better understanding of XRS application possibilities through categorization, terminology and illustrations. For this purpose, illustrations from the field of industrial construction sites are used.

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Schopf, P., & Jonas, J. (2021). Kollaboration mit Extended-Reality-Systemen – eine Kategorisierung. HMD : Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 59, 177–188. https://dx.doi.org/10.1365/s40702-021-00823-y


Schopf, Peter, and Julia Jonas. "Kollaboration mit Extended-Reality-Systemen – eine Kategorisierung." HMD : Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik 59 (2021): 177–188.

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