CS4458 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2014

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Contents

Lecturer & TA

  • Lecturer: Dr. Gabriela Avram
  • TA: Laura Maye

Timetable

Lecture

  • 1-3 pm Monday KBG10


Tutorial/Lab 2-4 pm on Thursday in CS305a

Group 1

  • Samantha Body 11103191
  • Yeliz Genc 12149276

Group 2

  • Kelly Larkin Angley - 12141798
  • Stephanie Leonard - 12145122
  • Jason O' Doherty - 12013366
  • Michael Quinn -

Group 3

  • Christine McMahon - 12130966
  • Alice D'Arcy - 12138398
  • Catherine Mee - 12137065

11am-1 pm on Friday in CS305a

Assessment

  • midterm exam, from the material presented in class and recommended readings- 40%
  • Individual class presentation and poster on selected topic - 25%
  • Group project- selection and evaluation of collaborative tools - 35%

Mark to grade translation table

               30% D2          56% B3
               35% D1          60% B2
               40% C3          64% B1
               48% C2          72% A2
               52% C1          80% A1


CS4558 Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Aim

This course will introduce students to the CSCW and groupware field. It will cover basic concepts in the field and include an examination of software systems designed to support cooperative work - their design, use and evaluation. Issues such as peripheral awareness, ownership of information, common information spaces, media spaces, group support systems, coordination mechanisms and contextual factors in the workplace will be studied. Students will use some groupware technologies, and do a project in the course.

Syllabus

  • Understanding Cooperative Work as a form of work: Communication, collaboration and cooperation at work.
  • Computer support for cooperative work: Groupware systems. The role of technology in supporting /disrupting cooperative work. Strengths and Weaknesses of Audio and Video enhanced systems.
  • The role of the social sciences in CSCW. Field Studies. Ethnographic studies of work.
  • Collaborative Software Systems; Commercial systems - design goals and experiences of their use. Synchronous and asynchronous systems.
  • The problems of evaluation. Methods for evaluation. Issues of organizational context.
  • Hands-on experience with specific groupware systems. Group evaluation.
  • Key unresolved issues in the field, based on current debates and future directions.
  • Incorporating insights from social sciences into system design;
  • Relation of CSCW to Scandinavian tradition of systems development - cooperative design.

Lectures

Labs

Individual assignments - presentations during the tutorial

  • Each of you will be assigned a paper to read and present in class.

You will get 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. Your presentation should include:

  • The paper title, authors, publication year and venue (conference or journal)
  • Your name, student number, and the date of your presentation
  • An outline of your presentation - 1 slide
  • Introduction: what was your paper about - 1 slide
  • Context, main concepts, definitions - 1 slide
  • Methodology - 1 slide
  • Main points in the paper - a summary - max 3 slides
  • Your conclusions - what are you taking away ? - 1 slide

A week after the presentation (at latest), you will have to upload your slides and an A1 poster (following this template) to Sulis in order to be graded.

Week 4 -17 Feb 2014

REBECCA MADDEN

JAMES PHELAN

ADAM CAYIR

  • Peter H. Carstensen and Morten Nielsen. 2001. Characterizing modes of coordination: a comparison between oral and artifact based coordination. In Proceedings of the 2001 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP '01), Clarence (Skip) Ellis and Ilze Zigurs (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 81-90. DOI=10.1145/500286.500301 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/500286.500301

Week 5 -24 Feb 2014

ORLA HIGGINS

  • Michael J. Muller, Olga Kuchinskaya, Suzanne O. Minassian, John C. Tang, Catalina Danis, Chen Zhao, Beverly Harrison, and Thomas P. Moran. 2005. Shared landmarks in complex coordination environments. In CHI '05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1681-1684. DOI=10.1145/1056808.1056996 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056996

JASON O'DOHERTY

KYLE BUCKLEY

Week 6 -3 Mar 2014

MARK NAUGHTON

YELIZ GENC

KELLY LARKIN ANGLEY

Week 7 -10 Mar 2014

HELEN O'RIORDAN

STEPHANIE LEONARD

  • Henriette Cramer, Mattias Rost, and Lars Erik Holmquist. 2011. Performing a check-in: emerging practices, norms and 'conflicts' in location-sharing using foursquare. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 57-66. DOI=10.1145/2037373.2037384 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2037373.2037384

CATHAL DUNNE

  • Amy Voida, Stephen Voida, Saul Greenberg, and Helen Ai He. 2008. Asymmetry in media spaces. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '08).

Week 8 -17 Mar 2014

  • No class - Bank Holiday

Thursday 20 March


DAVID LEEN

  • Sulayman K. Sowe and Koji Zettsu. 2013. Collaborative development of data curation profiles on a wiki platform: experience from free and open source software projects and communities. In Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 16 , 8 pages. DOI=10.1145/2491055.2491071 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2491055.2491071

LAURENTIU DANESCU DRAGULIN

  • Alison R. Murphy, Madhu C. Reddy, and Heng Xu. 2014. Privacy practices in collaborative environments: a study of emergency department staff. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 269-282. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531643 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531643

FIACHRA HEFFERNAN


Week 9 -24 Mar 2014

Monday

PATRICK LOUGHNANE

  • Daniela K. Rosner. 2012. Craft, computing & culture. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (CSCW '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 319-322. DOI=10.1145/2141512.2141610 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2141512.2141610

RUAIRI BOURKE

  • Kurt Luther, Casey Fiesler, and Amy Bruckman. 2013. Redistributing leadership in online creative collaboration. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1007-1022. DOI=10.1145/2441776.2441891 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2441776.2441891

ALICE DARCY

  • Aniket Kittur, Jeffrey V. Nickerson, Michael Bernstein, Elizabeth Gerber, Aaron Shaw, John Zimmerman, Matt Lease, and John Horton. 2013. The future of crowd work. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1301-1318. DOI=10.1145/2441776.2441923 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2441776.2441923


KEVIN O'REILLY

  • David S. Kirk and Abigail Sellen. 2010. On human remains: Values and practice in the home archiving of cherished objects. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 17, 3, Article 10 (July 2010), 43 pages. DOI=10.1145/1806923.1806924 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1806923.1806924

Thursday

MARC ETHERINGTON

  • Steve Benford, Peter Tolmie, Ahmed Y. Ahmed, Andy Crabtree, and Tom Rodden. 2012. Supporting traditional music-making: designing for situated discretion. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 127-136. DOI=10.1145/2145204.2145227 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2145204.2145227

DESMOND MURPHY

  • Gilly Leshed and Poppy Lauretta McLeod. 2012. Metaphors for social relationships in 3d virtual worlds. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 593-602. DOI=10.1145/2145204.2145295 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2145204.2145295

SEAN FOGARTY

  • Suvi Silfverberg, Lassi A. Liikkanen, and Airi Lampinen. 2011. "I'll press play, but I won't listen": profile work in a music-focused social network service. In Proceedings of the ACM 2011 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 207-216. DOI=10.1145/1958824.1958855 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1958824.1958855

NEIL O'SULLIVAN

  • Anna Xambó, Eva Hornecker, Paul Marshall, Sergi Jordà, Chris Dobbyn, and Robin Laney. 2013. Let's jam the reactable: Peer learning during musical improvisation with a tabletop tangible interface. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 20, 6, Article 36 (December 2013), 34 pages. DOI=10.1145/2530541 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2530541

Week 10- 31 Mar 2014

Monday

CATHERINE MEE

  • Gilly Leshed, Maria Håkansson, and Joseph 'Jofish' Kaye. 2014. "Our life is the farm and farming is our life": home-work coordination in organic farm families. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 487-498. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531708 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531708

CONOR MURPHY

  • Derek L. Hansen, Jes A. Koepfler, Paul T. Jaeger, John C. Bertot, and Tracy Viselli. 2014. Civic action brokering platforms: facilitating local engagement with ACTion Alexandria. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1308-1322. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531714 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531714

PATRICK BUTLER

  • David James and Jeffrey Stanton. 2011. Beyond being (t)here: the social and personal implications of making music at a distance. In Proceedings of the 2011 iConference (iConference '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 686-687. DOI=10.1145/1940761.1940870 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1940761.1940870

DANIEL BRACKEN

  • Elisa Oreglia and Joseph 'Jofish' Kaye. 2012. A gift from the city: mobile phones in rural China. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 137-146. DOI=10.1145/2145204.2145228 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2145204.2145228


ANDREW LYNCH

  • Daniela K. Rosner and Morgan Ames. 2014. Designing for repair?: infrastructures and materialities of breakdown. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 319-331. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531692 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531692

CHRISTINE MCMAHON

  • Peter Tolmie, Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh, Tom Rodden, and Stuart Reeves. 2014. Supporting group interactions in museum visiting. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1049-1059. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531619 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531619

ELIZABETH SHEEHAN

  • Silvia Lindtner, Ken Anderson, and Paul Dourish. 2012. Cultural appropriation: information technologies as sites of transnational imagination. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 77-86. DOI=10.1145/2145204.2145220 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2145204.2145220

Friday

MICHAEL QUINN

  • Kenton P. O'Hara, Michael Massimi, Richard Harper, Simon Rubens, and Jessica Morris. 2014. Everyday dwelling with WhatsApp. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1131-1143. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531679 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531679


JOHN SHERIDAN

  • David Martin, Benjamin V. Hanrahan, Jacki O'Neill, and Neha Gupta. 2014. Being a turker. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 224-235. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531663 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531663

DIARMUD SULLIVAN


CONNOR TREACY

  • Kyungsik Han, Patrick C. Shih, Mary Beth Rosson, and John M. Carroll. 2014. Enhancing community awareness of and participation in local heritage with a mobile application. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1144-1155. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531640 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531640

Week 11- 7 Apr 2013

Monday, 7Apr

THOMAS CARTON

  • Arvid Engström, Mark Perry, and Oskar Juhlin. 2012. Amateur vision and recreational orientation:: creating live video together. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 651-660. DOI=10.1145/2145204.2145304 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2145204.2145304

RACHEL KELLY

  • Diana S. Kusunoki, Aleksandra Sarcevic, Zhan Zhang, and Randall S. Burd. 2013. Understanding visual attention of teams in dynamic medical settings through vital signs monitor use. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 527-540. DOI=10.1145/2441776.2441836 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2441776.2441836

Thursday 10 Apr

DANIEL McNAMARA

  • Chris Preist, Elaine Massung, and David Coyle. 2014. Competing or aiming to be average?: normification as a means of engaging digital volunteers. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1222-1233. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531615 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531615

SAMANTHA BODY

  • Jarrod Knibbe, Kenton P. O'Hara, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Mark T. Marshall, Peter D. Bennett, Graeme Earl, Shahram Izadi, and Mike Fraser. 2014. Quick and dirty: streamlined 3D scanning in archaeology. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1366-1376. DOI=10.1145/2531602.2531669 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2531602.2531669

MARTIN HOLLERAN

  • Kenton O'Hara, Maxine Glancy, and Simon Robertshaw. 2008. Understanding collective play in an urban screen game. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 67-76. DOI=10.1145/1460563.1460576 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1460563.1460576

Papers for the midterm exam

SUGGESTED TOPICS

  • Systems for emergency preparedness and large-scale rapid deployment (e.g. disaster relief)
  • The Open Source phenomenon as CSCW application
  • Art installations: CSCW and the arts, media, museums, etc.
  • Virtual Enviroments
  • Collaborative Filtering (social bookmarking, social citations, social shopping)
  • Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative practices
  • Music sharing as a computer supported collaborative application
  • Creating media spaces through collaborative work
  • Social and organizational effects of introducing technologies
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Music
  • CSCW at home: cooperative work in the family
  • Music sharing as a computer supported collaborative application
  • The concept of awareness in CSCW
  • The dual character of work: the work needed for making work happen
  • Organisational memory and organisational forgetting
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Care/Health
  • Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Mashups
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning in the era of Web 2.0
  • The problems of evaluation. Methods for evaluation. Issues of organizational context.

Course material

  • Baecker, R. (ed.) Readings in Groupware and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Assisting Human-Human Collaboration. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Greif, I. (ed.) 1988 CSCW: A Book of Readings. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Selected papers from European CSCW (1989-) and ACM CSCW (1986-) Conferences.
  • Selected material from CSCW Journal (Kluwer) (1992-).
  • The CSCW article in the Interaction Design.org Encyclopedia

Other topics:

Reading a research paper


Individual assignments (25%)

  • In connection with a topic discussed in class, each week a number of 2-3 students will present a paper connected to the topic.
  • All students will have to read the papers selected for the specific topic.
  • The students have 10 minutes for presenting and 5 min for Q&A.
  • One week after the discussion, the student will have to hand in a poster on the topic, including potential suggestions from the discussion.
  • There will be 15% for presenting and 10% for the poster.


Group assignments (35%)

Assignment briefing

  • the students will form groups of 3-4, choosing a combination of tools to be used throughout the semester (communication-coordination-collaboration).
  • during week 13 (22 April 2013 on) each group will give a presentation including:
    • sample logs of online communication
    • a group diary - possibly as a blog
    • a description of the collaborative tools employed, tasks performed, problems encountered
  • Each group of 3-4 will choose one tool from each category:
  • 1. Collaborative editing tools (wiki, Google Docs)
  • 2. Communication tools (mailing list, IM, Skype, Twitter,text messages)
  • 3. Coordination& miscellanea (project blog, Sulis forum, Google calendar, To-do lists, virtual room , etc)
  • Each of you has to take responsability for presenting one of the applications, encourage your team mates to use it and define the rules of usage throughout the project. You will also gather information about significant incidents (successes, failures, communication breakdowns)- collecting evidence like screenshots, chat logs or interviewing the group members about the specific incidents.
  • For each application, you will have to:
    • try it out with your colleagues - check its functionalities and figure out how to use it and for what purposes.
    • write an approx 500 words description of the tool,
    • find 1-2 CSCW (or IS) papers that refer to that specific application or to one of the same category (Gabriela can help with this task); summarize the problems presented in the paper(s) and show how your own experience confirms or disproves the paper's findings.
    • describe and illustrate 1-2 episodes from your own experience with using that specific tool/application.

The topics for the group assignment

  • For each topic, you will have to
    • draw a profile of your users
    • select applications they could master
    • develop a scenario of collaboration
    • enact that scenario with your colleagues.


A. Organise an Exhibition for a Museum
  • You have to come up with a scenario regarding the collaborative tools that could be used by art curators to prepare and promote an exhibition. Motivate your choice of tools and plan for the interaction with the public during the preparation and after the opening of the exhibition.
B. Organise a Recording Session for your Band
  • Pick up appropriate collaborative tools to organise a recording session for a music band. Think about the activities involved, the tools the members and the manager would be comfortable with, and plan for the advertising and sales, as well as the interaction with the public.
C. Organise teaching an online course
  • Develop a scenario for preparing an online course on fundraising. Draw an outline for the course, decide on the format of the content, assignments, student feedback. Look for modalities of using social media to increase the outreach.
D. Patient Support Group
  • Develop a scenario for a patient support group for a particular condition (diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis etc.) to allow them to keep in touch amongst themselves and with interested medical personnel.
E. Organise work in a games development team
  • You are the members of a distributed game development team. You live in different locations and you all work from home. What are the tools you need to articulate your work - i.e. divide the work and integrate the components each of you will produce? Plan for beta-testing and marketing as well.
F. Flooding allert system
  • Devise a communication and coordination mechanism that would include regional authorities, state agencies, private businesses and citizens that will allow to send out allerts in the case of a flooding situation, and coordinate action to cope with the effects.
G. Crowdsource Work on a Biodiversity Project
  • You are trying to do a census of the animals and birds living in a specific habitat- let's say the Plassey River Bank down to the Canal Bank in the City Centre. Choose the tools that would allow you to spread the word, enroll volunteers, collect and analyse data and publish the results.
H. Online Support for a DIY Community
  • Makerspaces have become widespread throughout the world. People interested in making, repairing and altering all kinds of tools, appliances and installations are getting together to work on joint projects in community spaces of all sorts. Select the appropriate technologies that would allow makerspaces in Ireland to stay in touch, share ideas and organise joint events.

Examples of work from previous years

Groups and topics for the assignment

Add names and topics next to each group. Use A, B, C for identifying the topics.

  • Group 1- F. Flooding Alert System, Marc Etherington - 11129905, Sean Fogarty - 12161675, Mark Naughton - 12154687, Kyle Buckley - 11132086
  • Group 2 - F.Flooding Alert System, *Kelly Larkin Angley - 12141798, Stephanie Leonard - 12145122, Jason O' Doherty - 12013366 & Michael Quinn - 12041998
  • Group 3 - A. Organizing a museum exhibit , Christine McMahon - 12130966, Catherine Mee - 12137065, Alice D'Arcy - 12138398
  • Group 4 - B. Organise a Recording Session for your Band: Des Murphy - 10130527, Diarmuid Sullivan - 12148504, John Sheridan - 12137189 , David Leen - 12040193
  • Group 5 - D. Patient Support Group, Fiachra Heffernan - 12139734, Conor Murphy - 11149086, Martin Holleran - 11134143.
  • Group 6 - A. Museum Exhibition Elizabeth Sheehan - 12127426, Helen O' Riordan - 12128546, Rebecca Madden - 12152269
  • Group 7 - C. Patrick Loughnane - 12130141, Cathal Dunne - 12154903, Kevin O'Reilly - 12134333, Daniel McNamara - 12141739
  • Group 8 - E. Andrew Lynch - 12135585, Connor Treacy - 12160407, Laurentiu Danescu-Dragulin - 12058807
  • Group 9 - A. James Phelan - 12151424, Yeliz Genc - 12149276, Samantha Millar - 11103191
  • Group 10 - H. Online Support for a DIY Community, Adam Cayir - 12151637, Orla Higgins - 12143103

Group presentation schedule

Thursday 24 April 2014
  • 2:00-2:20 - Group 2 - F.Flooding Alert System, *Kelly Larkin Angley - 12141798, Stephanie Leonard - 12145122, Jason O' Doherty - 12013366 & Michael Quinn - 12041998
  • 2:20-2:40 - Group 5 - D. Patient Support Group, Fiachra Heffernan - 12139734, Conor Murphy - 11149086, Martin Holleran - 11134143.
  • 2:40-3:00 - Group 1 - F. Flooding Alert System, Marc Etherington - 11129905, Sean Fogarty - 12161675, Mark Naughton - 12154687, Kyle Buckley - 11132086
  • 3:00-3:20 - Group 4 - B. Organise a Recording Session for your Band: Des Murphy - 10130527, Diarmuid Sullivan - 12148504, John Sheridan - 12137189 , David Leen - 12040193
  • 3:20-3:40 - Group 6 - A. Museum Exhibition Elizabeth Sheehan - 12127426, Helen O' Riordan - 12128546, Rebecca Madden - 12152269
  • 3:40-4:00 - Group 7 - C. Organise teaching an online course, Patrick Loughnane - 12130141, Cathal Dunne - 12154903, Kevin O'Reilly - 12134333, Daniel McNamara - 12141739
Friday 25 April 2014
  • 9:00 - 9:20 - Group
  • 9:20 -9:40 - Group 3 - A. Organizing a museum exhibit , Christine McMahon - 12130966, Catherine Mee - 12137065, Alice D'Arcy - 12138398
  • 9:40- 10:00 - Group 9 - A. James Phelan - 12151424, Yeliz Genc - 12149276, Samantha Millar - 11103191
  • 10:00 - 10:20 - Group 10 - Adam Cayir - 12151637, Orla Higgins - 12143103
  • 10:20 -10:40 - Group
  • 10:40- 11:00 - Group 8 - E. Andrew Lynch - 12135585, Connor Treacy - 12160407, Laurentiu Danescu-Dragulin - 12058807

Outline for the class presentation

  • title page
  • outline of the presentation
  • 2-3 slides for each tool
  • examples of situations that occurred - both war and success stories
  • reflection (see below)
  • conclusion

Outline for the final group report

  • Title page - Pick up a name for your project and add the names of the authors, date and module
  • Table of content
  • Introduction - collaborative work in general, what tools you picked up and what was the role of each of them - even if they are not presented in detail later. If you used mobile phones to coordinate, mention it.
  • Tool 1 - for each mention the category it belongs to, the general use (collaboration aka working together on something, coordination and/or communication), the functionalities you have used the most. Add links to the literature, showing how your own observations prove or disprove the findings in the literature, and presenting examples from your work.
  • Tool 2 -same
  • Tool 3 -same
  • Discussion/reflection:
    • What worked well in your collaboration and what could be improved?
    • What part of the work was done working apart, and what part working together in the same room?
    • Would it have worked out without meeting in person at all?
    • Were you ever frustrated because of the technology?
    • If you'd start again, would you pick up a different tool? What would you do different?
  • Conclusion: what do you think were the most important 3 things you have learned from this collaboration.
  • References
  • Max 20 pages in total, with screen captures and everything (excluding title page, TOC, references and appendices).
  • If you wrote a blog, or have chat logs, you can attach them as appendices.

A few suggestions for literature resources

Google Calendar, Google Docs
Twitter
Project Management tools
  • Chen et al(2003) A Collaborative Project Management Architecture, HICSS '03
  • Knotts et al (1998)[www.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/1998/8233/01/82330623.pdf A Project Management Tool for Computer-Supported Cooperative Work During Project Planning]
  • Hilko Donker and Malte Blumberg. 2008. Collaborative process management and virtual teams. In Proceedings of the 2008 international workshop on Cooperative and human aspects of software engineering (CHASE '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 41-43. DOI=10.1145/1370114.1370125

Milestones

  • February - groups defined
  • March - each group decides on the applications they want to use, create accounts and decide on weekly online meetings
  • March - 500 words description of the apps ready, papers identified, incidents documented
  • Apr - draft of presentation and draft paper uploaded into Sulis for feedback
  • Apr 2014 - presentations
  • - group report and slides submitted via email

Assessment

  • presentation 15%
  • group report 20%
  • all group members will receive the same mark

Wiki sandbox

Personal tools