Defence in the field of industrial engineering and management, Laura Kohonen-Aho, M.Soc.Sci
The title of the dissertation is: Video-based observations on the construction of social presence in virtual worlds
Laura Kohonen-Aho, M.Soc.Sci., will defend the dissertation "Video-based observations on the construction of social presence in virtual worlds" on 17 November 2017 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo. The dissertation studies how distributed teams establish social presence between team members in virtual worlds. The results show that team members can initiate and maintain social presence in different ways by engaging in verbal, nonverbal, and virtually embodied interactions, but certain ways of constructing social presence can eventually either facilitate or distract team’s task interaction.
Dissertation release (pdf, in Finnish)
Opponents: Associate Professor Anna Spagnolli, University of Padova, Italy, and Professor Marleen Huysman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Custos: Professor Riitta Smeds, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Electronic dissertation: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-60-7666-9