Campus Units

Supply Chain and Information Systems, Human Computer Interaction

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

5-2011

Journal or Book Title

Decision Sciences

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

413

Last Page

450

DOI

10.1111/j.1540-5915.2011.00317.x

Abstract

In this article, we discuss and empirically examine the importance of embodiment, context, and spatial proximity as they pertain to collaborative interaction and task completion in virtual environments. Specifically, we introduce the embodied social presence (ESP) theory as a framework to account for a higher level of perceptual engagement that users experience as they engage in activity-based social interaction in virtual environments. The ESP theory builds on the analysis of reflection data from Second Life users to explain the process by which perceptions of ESP are realized. We proceed to describe implications of ESP for collaboration and other organizational functions.

Comments

This is the submitted manuscript of an article from Decision Sciences 42 (2011): 413–450, doi:10.1111/j.1540-5915.2011.00317.x. Posted with permission.

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The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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