Lille 2020

Remote collaboration

09.09-15.11 2020
Maison Poc Creative care

Investigating in a virtual space, the experience of remote collaboration

Richard Guignon, Sébastien Poivre et Gildas Belay

Promoting remote collaborative tools and solutions is an unavoidable and crucial objective for companies and any shared activity, particularly since the onset of the Covid-19 health crisis. There are quite a few platforms and tools allowing remote collaboration, but they result in limiting participant interaction and engagement.

Promoting remote collaborative tools and solutions is an unavoidable and crucial objective for companies and any shared activity, particularly since the onset of the Covid-19 health crisis. There are quite a few platforms and tools allowing remote collaboration, but they result in limiting participant interaction and engagement.

During Lille Metropole 2020 World Design Capital, discover this body of work at the Maison Poc Creative Care, located in La maison Folie Wazemmes, 70 rue des Sarrazins in Lille.

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Richard Guignon is passionate about virtual reality and he is convinced that VR can answer the challenges faced by spread out teams, while offering a simplicity of use. He talks about what has motivated this project. While there are many remote collaborative tools out there, the interaction modes they offer are limited and one can observe participants disengaging themselves quite rapidly during work sessions.

Based on an iterative methodology, this project addresses, among others, quick daily meetings which development teams run every day. The movements and the interactions with contents are shared in real time with all the participants. Meanwhile, everyone can move about in the virtual space and express their thoughts with speech and gestures. This experiment offers simple tools and intuitive interactions for a seamless experience. The interactive mode is meant for a variety of users, including occasional and novice users, and the project aims to rest on the lowest learning curve possible.