The research goal is to develop tools for bridging participant’s abstraction gap within healthcare facilities projects. Tools that help participants create and manipulate representations of abstract concepts like space use and time management based on participant’s concrete experience. It’s important that these tools can be used both in group meetings and individual contexts for enabling constant concrete reevaluation of abstractions being produced. Distributed collaboration can overcome participant’s limited scheduled availability for meetings and encourage participation from people that feel constrained to talk in group meetings.
van Amstel, F.M.C; Hartmann, T. Collaborative Planning for Healthcare Environments. Interdisciplinary Collaborative Meeting: Computing for Spatial Design, Architecture, and Construction Informatics, 2011, Langwedel.