37. WYSIWITYS - what you see is what I think you see
If I can't tell you're looking through a camera on my desk, I might do something
to embarrass us both. WYSIWIS has been found to be restrictive (early COLAB
work) but unrestricted relaxation also caused problems. (Shared and non-shared
windows created confusion). So we need to make systems that give cues about
what participants are seeing.
Example(s): Buxton's hydra, Saul Greenberg's awareness tools (radar view)
3D spaces with avatars that indicate direction of gaze.
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