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Making interactions visible: tools for social browsing.

  The authors describe the problem of 'community myopia': a lack of awareness of people and resources that might assist members of a community to carry out tasks. They present a prototype social browser in two stages: a basic computer based social network diagram using off-the-shelf application software and an advanced social browser using Netmap, a proprietary analytic and visualization software tool. Tradeoffs between functional capability and ease and pleasure in use are discussed

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 1998

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science


Davenport, E., Connolly, R., Spence, R., Buckner, K., Whyte, A. & Barr, K. (1998). Making interactions visible: tools for social browsing. In Altom, M. & Williams, M. (Eds.). CHI EA '99 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 35-36. ACM. doi:10.1145/632716.632742. ISBN 1581131585



community myopia; community; social browsing; networking; Netmap;

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