Tag Archives: CSCW

Robinson et al. (2000) Diary as dialogue in papermill process control, Communications of the ACM, vol. 43, pp. 65-70

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This paper presents an e-diary, that was used to replace a paper diary in a papermill. Entries in the diary constitute of dialogues within and between work shifts. The entries do not call for specific responses but it can evoke … Continue reading

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Jaanu, T. et al. (2012) Effects of Four Distances on Communication Processes in Global Software Projects, ESEM’12

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Media Synnchronicity Theory is used as a base for investigating four different distances to communication in software engineering projects. The distances are geographical, temporal, cultural and organization distance. Organization distance refers to working across boundaries. In the paper tools to … Continue reading

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Eckert, C.M et al. (2000) Intelligent support for communication in design teams: garment shape specifications in knitwear industry, Design Studies, 21, pp. 99-112

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The papers looks at how intelligent design support system can help translate designers incomplete and inconsistent specifications into correct representation. The design is handed over from designer to the technicians whi make the clothes. The technicians interpret the design according … Continue reading

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Doherty et al. (2012) Collaboration in Translation: The impact of Increased Reach on Cross-organisational Work, Computer Supported Cooperative Work

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After reading this paper the thing what I took from it was the description of increased reach in cross-organizational work. Commercial and technological trends in recent years have led to a situation wherework is increasingly done across organisational boundaries, and … Continue reading

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Leino et al. (2010) Integration of manual work related information to PLM, Design 2010

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The paper starts with a problem that the designer does not receive enough feedback from the users along the product life cycle. Users in this case means people involved in the design process. The authors wish to address the challenge … Continue reading

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Boujut, J-F., Hisarciklilar, O., (2012) Using a semiotic classification to characterise objects involved in collaborative design, Journal of Design Research, 10 (3), pp. 155-169

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In cooperative design communication shifts from asynchronous to synchronous. Paper studies annotations (mostly in 2D and 3D product representations) as means to support design communication. Segmentation between expertise (design & manufacturing) has requested the use of accurate representations. In 2D … Continue reading

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Murthy et al. (2003) Decision making performance of interacting groups: an experimental investigation of the effects of task type and communication mode, Information & Management, 40, pp.351-360

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As do many of the research done in the field of computer-mediated communication (CMC), this paper relies on testing with student groups. Goal of the paper was to compare the fit of CMC tools to idea generation and problem-solving tasks. … Continue reading

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Leino, S.-P., Pulkkinen, A. (2012) Design for Human – Virtual Engineering is a Media for Knowledge Transfer, Design2012

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Paper describes how virtual engineering can help in knowledge transfer during product life-cycle. It argues that virtual environments can help in bidirectional product life-cycle communication. Product data is looked at different abstraction levels, and knowledge on tacit-explicit scale. Virtual environments … Continue reading

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Grieb, J. and Lindemann, U. (2005) Design communication in industry: a survey analysis, ICED05

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Paper looks at different communication media used in design communication in German companies. The topic is interesting but the number of participants makes the results rather potential than proven. There are representatives from 19 different companies, which gives a good … Continue reading

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Grieb, J. and Lindemann, U. (2005) Providing communication media for distibuted design, ICED05

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The most interesting content of this paper were the two tables that describe communication media characteristics and design situation characteristics. Matching these two will help in finding suitable communication media for each situation. In our research we have also looked … Continue reading

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Trauth, E.M., Jessup, L.M., Understanding Computer-Mediated Discussions: Positivist and Interpretive Analyses of Group Support System Use, MIS Quarterly, 24(1), pp.43-79

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This paper is a good example of an case study paper. Four Group Support System (GSS) sessions were held to discuss gender equity at a State University. Focus of the paper was on the 2 analysing methods: positivist analysis and … Continue reading

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Hölttä, V., Eisto, T.(2011) Social Media Enabled Design Communication Structure in a Buyer-Supplier relationship. ICED11

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Below is an abstract of a paper that was published in ICED11 conference. Improving design communication in product development networks can lead to a better design process. This paper presents a new design communication structure in the buyer-supplier relationship better … Continue reading

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Cladwell et al. (1995) Appropriateness of communications media use in organizations: situation requirements and media characteristics, Behaviour & Information Technology

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Although this paper is a bit outdated to be taking about communication media, it tackles a topic many papers dismiss. Paper discusses the requirements that different communication situations set on the communication media. Eight situations were looked from 3 different … Continue reading

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Eckert, C. & Stacey, M. (2001) Dimensions of communication in design, ICED01

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I read again this article when I was looking for some kind of classification of the different communication types in design communication. I am looking at computer support for the different kinds of types. This need for support is also … Continue reading

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Eckert, C., Boujut, J., (2003), The Role of Objects in Design Co-Operation: Communication through Physical or Virtual Objects, Computer supported cooperative work, 12, 145-151

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This is an introduction to a special issue on role of objects in design communication. People working together need to understand the objects in a compatible way, thus CSCW tools need to support the use of objects to convey meaning. … Continue reading

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Agostini, A., De Michelis, G. and Susani, M. From user participation to user seduction in the design of innovative user-centered systems (2000)

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Agostini, A., De Michelis, G. and Susani, M. From user participation to user seduction in the design of innovative user-centered systems. In Dieng, R., Giboin, A., Karsenty, L. and G. De Michelis, Eds. Designing Cooperative Systems, 2000, IOS Press, Amsterdam, … Continue reading

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Lindvall, M., Rus, I., Sinha, S., (2004) Software systems support for knowledge management, Journal of Knowledge Management, 7 (5), pp. 137-150

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The paper presents available software systems for knowledge management (KM). It gives insight on what system to use in which KM activity, i.e tacit-to-excplicit knowledge conversion, tacit-to-tacit etc. It lists the features the systems offer to support KM activities. For … Continue reading

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Andierssen, J.H.E. (2003) Working with Groupware: Understanding and Evaluating Collaboration Technology

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Andierssen’s book is a compact yet comprehensive introduction to collaboration technologies and especially on thinking and evaluating their quality from the users’ perspective. In just 150 pages the book covers implications and roles of collaboration technology in work and society, … Continue reading

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