Comparing Collaborative Design Behavior in Remote Sketching and 3D Virtual Worlds

Authors: Mary Lou Maher, Zafer Bilda and David Marchant

The aim of this study is to compare two architects’ collaborative design behaviour while using a shared whiteboard application in one design session and a 3D virtual world in a second design session. Our preliminary analysis shows that designers spend more time discussing design ideas while sketching and more time creating the design model and inspecting spatial relationships while in a 3D virtual world.