A headshot for Sarah Morrison-Smith


On May 21, 2021, Sarah Morrison-Smith, Roman Family Teaching and Research Fellow of computer science, presented new research, titled “AmbiTeam: Providing Team Awareness Through Ambient Displays,” at the Graphics Interface 2021 conference. Morrison-Smith presented during the conference’s first session, which focused on efforts in collaboration, education, and moderation. During the panel discussion, Morrison-Smith and her colleagues gave updates on AmbiTeam, an ambient display that shows activity related to the files for team projects. AmbiTeam is designed to help collaborators preserve a sense of team involvement while working remotely. The researchers’ findings suggest that ambient displays can support remote collaborative work by recreating the motivational presence of others.