purpose of VTF


The purpose of Visual Telefacilitation is to increase the effectiveness of teleconferencing.

Teleconferencing is becoming extremely important to modern business. Rising travel costs and a wide spread emphasis on telecommuting have resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of teleconferences each day.

Yet, unfortunately, the effectiveness of teleconferencing often fails to meet needs and expectations of telecommuters.

Distributed electronic meetings have unique characteristics and problems, and to facilitate their productivity requires special methodology and tools.

The Visual Telefacilitation Project at the Performing Graphics Company is researching ways that real time visual representation can increase the effectiveness of teleconferencing. The technique being developed is the use of graphic recorders for distributed meetings      or visual telefacilitators      to provide a continuously updated record of the meeting discussion for all of the distributed participants.

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