ITcon Vol. 17, pg. 465-484,

Evaluationg the models of communication: a study of collaborative design in virtual environments

revised:March 2012
published:September 2012
editor(s):Xiangyu Wang and Robert Klinc
authors:Leman Figen Gül, Associate Professor
Department of Architecture, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey

Xiangyu Wang, Professor
School of Built Environment, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
International Scholar, Department of Housing and Interior Design,
Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

Gülen Çağdaş, Professor
Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
summary:With the recent developments in communication and information technologies using CollaborativeVirtual Environments (CVEs) in design activity has experienced a significant increase. In this paper, acollaborative learning activity between the University of Sydney (USYD), and the Istanbul Technical University(ITU), Global Teamwork, is presented. This paper explores the use of asynchronous and synchronouscommunication modes during design activity in a remote context. The paper continues with an evaluation studyof the Global Teamwork based on the students’ comments and a protocol study, focusing on the communicationmodes provided by the CVEs used. The paper concludes with insights into the applications of virtualenvironments in collaborative design teaching.
keywords:Collaborative design, collaborative virtual environments, collaborative design teaching and learning
full text: (PDF file, 0.894 MB)
citation:Gül LF, Wang X, Çagdaş G (2012). Evaluationg the models of communication: a study of collaborative design in virtual environments, ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 465-484,