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Ankit Agrawal
MS, Fall 2011

Home Dept: Computer Science

MS Dissertation title: Virtual Visual Management: The Digital Obeya Room

MS Advisor(s): Stephen Gilbert

Area of MS research: Most conferencing tools are based on screen sharing and video chat applets. In this project, we have used computer-mediated communication to support the participation of remote participants in Obeya Room status meetings ensuring a look and feel closer to what physically present participants experience. Paper-pen interactions are at the core of present-day Obeyas. The VVM replicates the existing user interactions and at the same time is designed so that participants do not lose the focus of the meetings, which is to support cross-tem manufacturing discussions.. Challenges overcome include functioning with different display sizes and input devices and also different gesture inputs, depending on the input devices. This project contributes a scalable digital Obeya Room interface which serves as a proof of concept of the idea of digitizing Obeya Rooms.

Employment upon graduating:
IBM Bangalore
Other comments: Began at US Steele, then moved to IBM Bangalore

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