Employing Multiuser Interactions in the Development of Synchronous Applications
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In the last few years cooperative systems have gained importance due to the fact that more and more people have access to networked computers. The technical, social and business impacts of using cooperative applications are researched but there are still uncertainties on how computers should ideally support cooperative work.
This paper suggests a methodology for the development of cooperative applications. As one very important question for developers of cooperative applications is how users interact with each other and with the application the methodology focuses on multiuser interactions. Multiuser interaction are interactions where multiple users work together in order to trigger the interaction or where users get feedback when the interaction is triggered by another user. A special model for multiuser interactions, MoMI, is introduced and its implementation discussed. The last part of the paper describes experiences in the development of a cooperative application using our methodology.
KeywordsLogical Operator Multiple User Activity Diagram Interaction Technique Interaction Task
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