Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Groupware

Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Groupware

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A book intended for researchers in HCI, AI, expert systems builders, computer scientists. The development of both faster computing and communications, and better interfaces has led to a demand for computing to assist people working together. Computer-supported cooperative work is an emerging discipline in computing, concerned with designing interfaces for such use. This book is based upon the UMMS special editions on computer-supported cooperative work and groupware, published in February and March 1991. It provides the novice with an insight into the field, as well as informing the active computer-supported cooperative work researcher of several new projects and perspectives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 178 x 250 x 30mm | 898.11g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, indices
  • 0122992202
  • 9780122992209

Table of contents

Part 1 Studying groups without groupware: finding from observational studies of collaborative work, John Tang; twinkling lights and nested loops - distributed problem solving and spreadsheet development, Bonnie Nardi and James Miller. Part 2 Studying groups with groupware: design for conversation - lessons from Cognoter, Deborah Tatar et al; the Portland experience - a report on a distributed research group, Margarethe Olson and Sara Bly; power, ease of use and co-operative work in a practical multimedia message system, Nathaniel Borenstein and Chris Thyberg. Part 3 Computer-mediated communications and group decision support systems: electronic meeting support - the group system concept, Joseph Valacich et al; computer-mediated communication, individuation and group decision-making, Martin Lea and Russell Spears; controversial flexibility in a computer conference used in professional education, Judith Weedman. Part 4 Novel and innovative groupware technologies: multidimensional audio window management, Michael Coben and Lester Ludwig; liveware - a new approach to sharing data in social networks, Ian Witten et al; rIBIS - a real-time group hypertext system, Gail Rein and Clarence Ellis; modelling groupware in the electronic office, S.Cook et al. Part 5 Removing rigidity from groupware: post-mechanistic groupware primitives - rhythms, boundaries and containers, Peter and Trudy Johnson-Lenz; structure and support in co-operative environments - the Amsterdam conversation environment, Elizabeth Dykstra. Part 6 Participatory design: obstacles to user involvement in software product development with implications for CSCW, Jonathan Grudin; co-operative prototyping - users and designers in mutual activity, Susanne Bodker and Kaj Gronboek. Part 7 Literature sources for CSCW and groupware: an annotated bibliography of computer supported cooperative work, Saul Greenberg.
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