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Dual monitors support group awareness in multiplayer computer games

Tran, Minh Hong, Craick, John, Yang, Yun and Raikundalia, Gitesh K (2004) Dual monitors support group awareness in multiplayer computer games. In: OZCHI 2004 (Annual conference of the Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group), 22-24 November 2004, Wollongong, Australia.

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This paper reports our exploratory study that investigates the potential of dual monitors in facilitating multiplayer computer games (MCG's). We conducted a laboratory experiment of MCG's played with single and with dual monitors. Dual monitors were used to display awareness information about team players. Participants showed overwhelming interest in playing games with dual monitors. Overall, they found dual monitors useful in supporting their games as dual monitors facilitate team communication and stimulate informal communication.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: dual monitors, multiplayer computer games, team communication
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
RFCD Classification > 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:37
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