This study follows up the previous collaboration study (Gül 2007) to investigate the implications of location and representation modes on designer's cognitive activities in collaboration content. The chapter commences with a comprehensive analysis of a wide variety of newly emerging technologies supporting collaborative design and different modes of design representation. Then the chapter presents a methodology of a future study to investigate human cognition in different high-bandwidth collaborative environments. The understanding of human design cognition is clearly one of the key resources for system developers to create effective and efficient design systems. The significance of the present research falls into two categories: (1) providing a knowledge that will help designers to shape the decision to use a particular technology or application, and (2) providing knowledge that will help the software developers to build better systems that facilitate collaborative design.
Computing, Cognition and Education: Recent Research in the Architectural Sciences p. 111-126