CMI Facilities



Maximizing Group Productivity and Efficiency

CMI provides meeting and facilitation support services to all types of organizational entities - military, educational, corporate and non-profit. Such services include any combination of collaborative tool usage (GroupSystems, Group Data Modeler, Collaboratus, Activity Modeler, etc.), room or laptop rig usage, and/or facilitation/technography services. We also offer our facilities to those who require access to specific technologies. CMI facilities leverage of a wide array of technologies such as video teleconferencing, sound systems, document cameras, electronic white boards, and large projection screens to maximize group productivity.

CMI will also make available research faculty or professional staff to advise on group support system and collaborative tool usage for organizational processes, collaborative meeting room design and construction, organizational impacts of group support systems and other related topics.

CMI also has a number of special purpose labs that provide cutting edge support for research projects. Among these spaces are the Human Communication Lab and the Deception Detection Lab.

Room and rig fees vary based on a number of factors. Included in room and rig expenses are facilitation/technography, session preplanning, and/or software usage.

Arizona Public Service Technical Classroom

McClelland Hall 214

The Arizona Public Service Technical Classroom (APSTC) is a cutting edge workspace conducive to collaborative meetings, process and data modeling, research, and training. This laboratory houses 32 networked computers containing an assortment of collaborative and process modeling software to support group interaction. State of the art multimedia equipment includes three large rear projection screens allowing video and digital input, scannable whiteboards enabling the capture of significant information, a professionally designed adjustable lighting system to support various work tasks, and discernable acoustics to ensure vocal delivery.

The facility also possesses video conferencing capability, allowing groups to collaborate with distant parties. In a research setting, the room offers camera mounts, one-way observation mirrors, and personal workstations, allowing researchers to run a number of experiments in trust, deception, and collaboration. In a training environment, the multiple networked workstations afford electronic participation in courses, conversations, and proceedings. In addition, the novelty of this class environment offers students an exceptional learning experience exemplary of future education.

Decision Information Center

McClelland Hall 430QQ

The Decision Information Center is a smaller CMI facility hosting 17 networked computers with software favorable to research in communication and collaboration, positioned around a U-shaped conference table. Additionally this space has projection, audio, video and teleconferencing capabilities. The smaller collaboratory size and configuration is suitable for subgroup research and prototype development. Currently, distance learning and deception detection prototype development is housed in this collaboratory.

Deception Detection Lab

McClelland Hall 110

Through support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Army Research Institute (ARI), the Center for the Management of Information is currently developing the Deception Detection Laboratory (DDL) in McClelland Hall. This laboratory is focused on conducting deception detection research at an unprecedented level of granularity and comprehensiveness. In support of advancing its capacity to conduct this highly sophisticated research and to enable better collaboration with current and prospective research partners, CMI will equip the DDL with the Deception Detection Integrated Multimedia System (D-DIMS).

The D-DIMS instrumentation will enable CMI to significantly enhance its research capabilities in discovering reliable indicators of deception, upgrade its existing tools and facilities to take advantage of the latest developments in information and media technologies, move the research program and prototype development closer to realizing "real-time" deception detection requirements, and generally further knowledge about human interaction and information assurance. In addition, D-DIMS will facilitate partnerships with government and private entities. Through D-DIMS in the DDL partners will capitalize on the advanced technology to efficiently collaborate on the latest deception research.

Executive Decision Center

Speech and Hearing Sciences 309

The design of the Executive Decision Room fosters a warm corporate atmosphere encouraging focused discussion and extends to an observation room and break out room to support corporate meetings. It features a professionally designed adjustable lighting system, two six foot public rear projection screens, and classroom style, tiered semi-circular seating. This collaboratory is dedicated to support enterprise processes such as strategic planning, focus group gatherings, and other business collaboration. Plans for this room include equipping it to support processes of the virtual organization.

Human Communication Lab

Park Avenue Building

The Human Communication Lab consists of two adjoining suites of interaction rooms with one-way mirrors for remote observation and videotaping and separate stations for instructing subjects, completing web-based questionnaires, and reviewing videotaped interactions. It is equipped with networked laptop computers with web access, videoconferencing capability, digital video cameras, omnidirectional microphones, personal headsets, an audio mixing board, a video editing board, and three VCRs.

Video Production Studio

Drachman Building

The Drachman Multimedia Studio is equipped with state of the art video and audio editing technology. This technology includes an Avid Xpress Video Workstation, which enables our researchers to edit and combine separate video segments into a split-screen composite for observational coding purposes. The capability exists for real time video editing and instant video modification.

The facility is equipped with a gigabit network and high-end multimedia workstations and servers which allow the creation of rich content applications and training materials such as training videos and multimedia analysis applications. The Drachman facility also includes a small video recording studio complete with professional lighting, sound proofing, and a teleprompter.