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Lab 2. Sharing and commenting on documents with the Domain Help system
Kerstin Severinson Eklundh, Henrry Rodriguez
1. Sharing experiences of collaboration with and without computer support.
2. Using and evaluating a Web-based tool for collaborative authoring and
The lab requires Internet access and basic familiarity with the World Wide
Tools: A Web browser
The Domain Help System (DHS), developed within a project at CID
(Centre for User-Oriented IT Design) and IPLab (Interaction and Presentetion
Laboratory). DHS is a prototype system designed to support reviewing and
commenting on Web documents.
The lab consists of the following parts.
Write a summary (up to one page) of a recent experience of collaboration
(e.g. in a writing task). The collaboration may or may not have mediated
by computers. Describe the task and how it was coordinated in the group,
which tools were used to support the task, and the aspects of the collaboration
that you consider successful or not successful. The text can be written
in English or Swedish.
Send your summary in an e-mail message Henrry Rodriguez (email@example.com),
who will enter it into the Domain Help System (DHS). Your document can
be in HTML format as well (preferibly).
From February 7, enter DHS regularly, and read and comment on the texts
written by others in the class. The URL is: http://www.nada.kth.se/~henrry/DHSpage.html.
Please select the domain CSCW course. Instructions are given under
the heading "About this prototype", and will also be given during the class
on Feb. 2.
Your comments could focus on the other class members' experiences and how
they compare with your own. They can also suggest and discuss methods and
tools for collaboration in various tasks. Please note that you can comment
both on the source documents, and on the comments already entered.
To fulfill the assignment, everyone must enter some constructive comments
on others' source texts. In addition, you can comment on the design of
the DHS system itself, under the heading "About this prototype".
Way of reporting
Your report for this lab will consist of 1) your summary entered into DHS,
2) the comments you write on other's experiences and comments, 3) a filled-out
questionnaire which will be distributed later.
The lab is carried out asynchronously, and should be completed before Feb
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