Tag: science of video collaboration

Milton Speaking At IBM Connect 2013 – The Science & Myths of Video Conference + Screen Share.

Catch VSee’s CEO Milton speaking on “The Science and Myths of Video Conference + Screen Sharing” at this year’s IBM Connect 2013 conference! With Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts making video conference a common experience, we want to know how to make the most of these tools. Milton will be debunking…

Why It’s Important To See Your Coworkers

Summary:  Mirror neurons may be the key to explaining why it’s so important to see people for social interactions. With the remote work revolution seriously getting underway, a recent article from Knowledge @ Wharton Today reminds us that remote workers may be losing more knowledge than we know from the…

How Critical Is Instant Messaging When Making Video Calls?

VSee is nimble. VSee is quick. VSee is your collaboration wish.

Over the last few weeks of working at VSee, I’ve been realizing that VSee is more than just a videoconferencing tool.  It’s a video collaboration tool.  Of course, it can do the things that videoconferencing does, but on a much more dynamic and work-friendly scale.  It’s the difference between a…

Move Over Mini-me, Meet Virtual-me

Working remotely can feel like you’re always on the periphery of things, lost and forgotten by managers and coworkers who can’t see you.  So it’s great when people come up with better ways of giving remote workers more presence.  One fascinating idea that makes use of videoconferencing technology is the…

Video Conferencing and Trust

Milton discussed in some earlier posts the importance of smiling and eye contact in facilitating video mediated communication.  At the heart of these issues is the issue of building video trust. The Research On Video Trust The good news is that according to video trust studies, people using only video…

Seeing Eye To Eye

Smile For The Camera

One of the reasons we continue to be so gung ho about video calling is because studies in the field of communication have demonstrated the importance of nonverbal communication in interpersonal communications, many of which are expressed through the visual channel. For instance, one thing you can’t express very well…

A Videoconferencing Success Story

I know I’m going to sound cheesy when I say this, but I was really touched and impressed by Sonnenwald et al’s (2002) patience and determination to truly use videoconferencing technologies to increase collaboration.  Even though their action research project was with large groups (30-110 people) in academic institutions, they…

Technical Operation Considerations

Technical operation considerations are a part of videoconferencing that we’d all like to avoid thinking about.  Why can’t it be like a microwave where we just plug it in, push a button, and it works?  So, as promised earlier, let’s look at some of the technical details Sonnenwald, Solomon, Hara,…

Videoconferencing: The Kid On A Corner

With all the research and effort put into recreating Star Trek fantasies of communicating via life-like screen images, you’d think people would be more enthusiastic about actually using the amazing videoconferencing technologies out there today!  But surprisingly, as mentioned in an earlier post, videoconferencing tools have been painfully slow to…

Videoconferencing Is A Friend At Work

In their study of casual work interactions, Whittaker et al. (1994) concluded that coordination works best among people who are physically located in the same place because they have more opportunities to find others who are available to talk.  Let’s face it, as much as we love Facebook and Twitter,…

What’s In A Face?

A voice without the face is still the same person…right? Given that humans are highly visual creatures, and that a disproportionately large portion of the brain is devoted to processing images (Wolfe, 2001), it seems to make sense that including video in virtual conferences could dramatically improve communication between people. …

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