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Groupware Concepts (II): Awareness

February 6th
Cristian Bogdan
Introducing awareness and various approaches for theorising and supporting it


  • definitions
  • awareness examples in various working situations (control rooms, IPLab, SIBO)
  • different kinds of awareness
  • e-mail (push) versus Web, or news (pull), in relation to awareness
  • awareness in collaborative editing tools
  • peripheral awareness ("out of the corner of one's eye")
  • general work situation awareness ("at a glance")
  • social awareness; @work
  • interest contexts; GroupDesk
  • impromptu communication; Piazza
  • Spatial Model; from VR to Aether
  • awareness-related commercial applications, ICQ/messaging
  • gathering awareness information with custom input devices
  • specific vehicles for displaying awareness information: ticker tapes, sign-in boards
  • Literature

    Suggested extra literature

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