The Performing Graphics Company
Communication in working groups is of growing importance.
Visual Facilitation is a service that helps
communication during meetings by visually representing the
group's ideas and processes in real
time on a large
display where the group members can see the record being
made. Visual Telefacilitation aids communication in
telegroups by dispersing up to the minute copies of the
text graphic record to distributed group members. The
effect of Visual Telefacilitation is to add a mediated
text graphic channel to the audio channel of a
teleconference. Visual Telefacilitation, or VTF, is one of
the most demanding application areas for the on the fly
structuring of information. In VTF speed is an absolute
necessity. An application for doing VTF is above all a
performance instrument it must support the
improvisation of text and graphics like a saxophone
supports the sequencing of notes in a jazz riff. This
paper will describe the characteristics of Visual
Telefacilitation in general and also the latest VTF Tool
© 1999 PGC
Figure 1. Visual Telefacilitation in action
- Introduction to Visual Telefacilitation
- The Visual Telefacilitator
- Meeting Maps
- Operator training
- Live meeting maps on the Web?
- Grass roots VTF = faxes + phones
- How to do VTF
- Hardware and software for VTF
- VTF Tool from PGC
Copyright © 1997, 1999 PGC
Presented at Vision Plus 3: Design on the Fly, Schwarzenberg, Austria, July 10-12, 1997.
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