Small group design activity and requirements on collaborative technologies.

Turner, Susan and Cross, N (2000) Small group design activity and requirements on collaborative technologies. In: Collaborative Designing. Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 253-260. ISBN 1 85233 341 3

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In the last decade or so, many collaborative technologies have been developed which aim to allow people in geographically distributed locations to work together as if sharing the same space. Such tools range from the simple asynchronous resources of email and file transfer, to fully-featured collaborative virtual environments allowing virtual groups of designers to interact with virtual designs in real time. Despite many reported practical experiments with such tools, it is far from clear which flavour of collaborative technology best suits collaborative design. This study takes the approach of studying one particular form of design collaboration — the small group design meeting — and briefly discusses how such interaction could be technologically supported in virtual space. In particular, we will focus on the use of shared design workspace.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1 85233 341 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative technologies; design; group activity;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 378 Higher education
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3273
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 15:50
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 15:13

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