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Small group design activity and requirements on collaborative technologies.

  In the last decade or so, many collaborative technologies have been developed which aim to allow people in geographically distributed locations to work together as if sharing the same space. Such tools range from the simple asynchronous resources of email and file transfer, to fully-featured collaborative virtual environments allowing virtual groups of designers to interact with virtual designs in real time. Despite many reported practical experiments with such tools, it is far from clear which flavour of collaborative technology best suits collaborative design. This study takes the approach of studying one particular form of design collaboration — the small group design meeting — and briefly discusses how such interaction could be technologically supported in virtual space. In particular, we will focus on the use of shared design workspace.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 1999

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer-Verlag

  • DOI:

    10.1007/978-1-4471-0779-8_24

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

Citation

Turner, S. & Cross, N. (1999). Small group design activity and requirements on collaborative technologies. In Scrivener, S. A. R., Ball, L. J. & Woodcock, A. (Eds.). Collaborative Designing, 253-260. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0779-8_24. ISBN 1 85233 341 3

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Keywords

collaborative technologies; design; group activity;

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