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Lab 2. Sharing and commenting on documents with the Domain Help system
Introduction 31/1 2001 - Deadline 19/2 2001
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 Presentation
Laboratory). DHS is a prototype system designed to support reviewing and
commenting on Web documents.
The lab consists of the following parts.
The text produced during lab 1 will be use for this lab. The text can be
written in English or Swedish.
Send your report from lab 1 up till Feb. 2. in an e-mail message to Henrry
who will enter it into the Domain Help System (DHS). Your document can
be in HTML format as well (preferably).
From February 5, 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 Jan. 29.
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". Comments
like "It was interesting", "I agree" will not be considered. Your participation
will be evaluated.
Way of reporting
Your report for this lab will consist of 1) your contribution entered into
DHS (really the result of lab 1), 2) the comments make using the DHS to
others' experiences and comments, 3) a filled-out questionnaire (web-based
about 15-20 min to fill) which will be distributed later.
The lab is carried out asynchronously, and should be completed before Feb.
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