This paper presents a case study comparing the HIS (Hybrid Ideation Space), a system allowing designers to be physically immersed in their sketches and physical models, and Vyewâ„¢, a whiteboard software, in local and remote design collaboration, aiming to see if immersion benefits collaborative ideation. Three methodological tools were used: Design Conversations (Collaborative Ideation Loop CI-Loop, Collaborative Conversations CC and Collaborative Moving CM), Workload using NASA TLX and Design Flow for the designers experience. Local collaboration results appear to have benefited from immersion while remote results were mitigated by participant issues. However, looking deeper into users experience explains the impact of immersion.