A Journey from Islands of Knowledge to Mutual Understanding in Global Business Meetings

From The Theme
KNOWLEDGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY

WHAT IF
What if we could use technology to make meetings in a global business environment more effective?



WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO
Develop a model and tool for global teams to define their space, use of collaboration technologies, and engagement to improve knowledge worker productivity during distributed team meetings.

WHAT WE FOUND
We developed a working model, then a prototype tool, eMoC mobile, and deployed it in the 2013 AEC Global Teamwork testbed to collect data on its use from five global teams.

LEARN MORE
Main Project Page

mediaX Research Update, Fall 2013

mediaX Research Update, Spring 2013

PBL Lab

PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
Reante Fruchter is the founding director of the Project Based Learning Laboratory (PBL Lab), lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Senior Research Engineer thrust leader of “Collaboration Technologies” at the Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE), at Stanford. She leads a research effort to develop collaboration technologies for multidisciplinary, geographically distributed teamwork, and e-Learning.

Kincho Law is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Structural Engineering and Engineering Informatics. Professor Law’s professional and research interests focus on the applications of computational and information science in engineering. His work has dealt with various aspects of computational science and engineering, computer aided design, legal and engineering informatics, engineering enterprise integration, web services and Internet computing.

Leonard Medlock is a Product Manager and staff writer at EdSurge. He works with edtech companies and school administrators to better support the edtech decision-making process. He took a leave of absence in the summer of 2013 to serve as designer-in-residence for the ESI School Design Fellowship -- a NYC Department of Education initiative to rethink high schools for at-risk black and Latino males.

TAGS
Productivity, Collaboration, Communication, Engagement, Feedback, Presence, Sensors, Tools