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Computer-supported cooperative work (2D1416, HMI 451), Spring 1998

Place: Room 1537, Lindstedtsvägen3, 5th floor (unless otherwise specified)

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Lab assignments
  • Other requirements
  • Literature
  • Course participants
  • The BSCW place
  • The home exam is available in doc and HTML formats.

    Lectures and seminars

    Mon 9/2 10-12 F1 Introduction. Overview of the CSCW area (Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh)
    Dix et al, ch. 13
    Thu 12/2 13-15 F2 Ph.D. thesis defence: Analyzing Groupware Adoption (Ulf Essler)
    Electrum, Kista, F1. Please note the time: 13.00 sharp!
    Mon 16/2 10-12 F3 The design and use of groupware (Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh). Example application: collaborative writing.
    Introduction of Lab 1
    Dix et al. ch 13, Ellis et al, Sharples
    Thu 19/2 13-15 F4 A personal history of social values and views on Computer-Mediated Communication from 1969 to 1998 (Jacob Palme)
    Mon 23/2 10-12 F5 CSCW and social issues (Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh). Human conversation.
    Introduction of Lab 2
    Dix ch 14

    examination period

    Wed 11/3 8-10 F6 Demonstration of Lotus Notes
    Room D41, Lindstedtsvägen 5, 4th floor. (Note the time: 8-10)
    10-12 F7 Electronic mail in a working context (Olle Bälter)
    Orlikowsky, Whittaker & Sidner, Bälter m.m.
    room: D46
    Wed 18/3 10-12 F8 Synchronous communication
    Awareness support in CSCW systems (Cristian Bogdan)

    Introduction of Lab 3
    13-15 F9 Seminar discussions: Virtual communities
    Wed 25/3 10-12 F10 Sharing knowledge in an organisation (Kristina Groth, Ann Lantz)
    Introduction to group assignments
    13-15 F11 Discussion seminar (Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh, Ann Lantz) (see questions for discussion)
    "Connections" by Sproull & Kiesler
    Wed 1/4 10-12 F12 Collaborative Virtual Environments (Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro)
    13-15 F13 Discussion seminar: subjectivity in VR (Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro)

    Easter holiday

    Wed 29/4 10-12 F14 Organisational aspects of CSCW (1). Social fields, symbolic and cultural capital and power/control/influence aspects of Computer-Mediated Communication (Jacob Palme)
  • can computers decide what is right and wrong?
  • user influence on software design may give less good software
  • slides
  • Social fields and computing
  • On Pierre Bourdieu's sociloogy
  • 13-15 F15 Presentation of group assignments
    Wed 6/5 10-12 F16 Organisational aspects of CSCW (2). Turning Technology Inside-Out: Externalising Collaborative Activities (Yvonne Rogers).
    Room D3
    13-15 F17 Presentation of group assignments
    Wed13/5 10-12 F18 Organisational aspects of CSCW (3) (guest)
    13-15 F19 Presentation of group assignments

    Lab assignments

    until March 1 L1 Sharing and commenting documents with the Domain Help system
    *** L2 Synchronous collaboration with Aspects
    until April 1 L3 Problem solving in synchronous environments (Cristian Bogdan, Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro)
    *** L4 Collaboration in virtual environments
    *** L5 Group assignment on a selected topic

    Other requirements

    Active participation in seminar discussions and other group activities


    (1) Sproull, L., Kiesler, S. - Connections: New ways of working in the networked organization. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press 1991

    (2) Dix, A., Finlay, J., Abowd, G., & Beale, R. (1997, 1993) Human-Computer Interaction. New York: Prentice Hall. Chapters 13, 14.

    (3) Marmolin, H., Sundblad, Y., Schmidt, K.- Proceedings of ECSCW'95. Kluwer 1995 (100:-)

    (4) A collection of articles (100:-) partly from: Baecker, R.M.(1993) Readings in Groupware and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Assising Human-Human Collaboration. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann.

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