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Modeling Group Artifact Adoption for Awareness in Activity-Focused Co-located Meetings

  • Christopher Paul Middup
  • Peter Johnson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4849)

Abstract

The development of groupware that effectively supports work groups is always limited by how well groups are understood and, consequently, how well they can be modeled to support system design. In this paper we report on an empirical study of groups that has led to the development of a taskwork support model that can be used to aid group awareness. We explain how the adoption of artifacts by work groups influences the division and distribution of tasks within the group, show how this can be observed in co-located group work and suggest how observing groups in this way can be used to support groupware design.

Keywords

Work groups co-located meetings knowledge artifacts groupware group modeling SYMLOG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Paul Middup
    • 1
  • Peter Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AYUnited Kingdom

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