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CAWS: Visualizing awareness to improve the effectiveness of co-authoring activities

CAWS: Visualizing awareness to improve the effectiveness of co-authoring activities
CAWS: Visualizing awareness to improve the effectiveness of co-authoring activities
Knowledge of the actions of other users is essential to the design of an effective collaborative authoring system. The reasons for this are rooted in the concept of awareness of individual and group activities. This research presents CAWS, a collaborative authoring system that builds upon several areas of research including studies of co-authoring practices, studies supporting awareness in collaborative environment, systems supporting collaborative authoring activities and wikis. An example usage scenario is described, highlighting the way that CAWS can facilitate collaboration by supporting users’ editing awareness, users’ status awareness, users’ actions awareness, users’ roles and responsibilities awareness, users’ annotation awareness and awareness of document deadlines. The features of the tool are described, specifically how they relate to the theoretical principles of awareness on which it is based.
Liccardi, Ilaria
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Davis, Hugh
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White, Su
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Liccardi, Ilaria
1b120f1a-51de-4e18-af10-09797e632883
Davis, Hugh
1608a3c8-0920-4a0c-82b3-ee29a52e7c1b
White, Su
5f9a277b-df62-4079-ae97-b9c35264c146

Liccardi, Ilaria, Davis, Hugh and White, Su (2008) CAWS: Visualizing awareness to improve the effectiveness of co-authoring activities. Collaborative Computing in IEEE Distributed Systems Online.

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Abstract

Knowledge of the actions of other users is essential to the design of an effective collaborative authoring system. The reasons for this are rooted in the concept of awareness of individual and group activities. This research presents CAWS, a collaborative authoring system that builds upon several areas of research including studies of co-authoring practices, studies supporting awareness in collaborative environment, systems supporting collaborative authoring activities and wikis. An example usage scenario is described, highlighting the way that CAWS can facilitate collaboration by supporting users’ editing awareness, users’ status awareness, users’ actions awareness, users’ roles and responsibilities awareness, users’ annotation awareness and awareness of document deadlines. The features of the tool are described, specifically how they relate to the theoretical principles of awareness on which it is based.

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Published date: 2008
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 266789
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266789
PURE UUID: b8c812de-ed3c-4abe-a813-c60922c0839d
ORCID for Hugh Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for Su White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 16 Oct 2008 18:53
Last modified: 26 Sep 2020 01:34

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