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- Extended radar view and modification director: awareness mechanisms for synchronous collaborative authoring
- Tran, Minh Hong; Yang, Yun; Raikundalia, Gitesh K.
- Providing effective support for group awareness is a critical requirement of synchronous collaborative authoring tools. This paper reports our work on developing new awareness mechanisms including Extended Radar View (ERV) and Modification Director (MD) for Co Word, a synchronous collaborative authoring tool that is developed based on Microsoft® Word. ERV supports awareness for collaborative authoring tasks by showing both users' telecarets-eye views - the locations of working areas - and over-the-shoulder views - the locations of viewing areas in a shared Word document. MD keeps track of changes in the document, and notifies users when their text is modified by other people. This paper also reports an ongoing user-based study that is conducted to evaluate the usefulness of ERV and MD. The preliminary results show that ERV is useful in supporting group awareness, and ERV is preferred to a conventional radar view. MD was found useful to some extent in supporting awareness for collaborative authoring.
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- Conference paper
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Internet Computing and E-Commerce
- Conferences in research and practice in information technology: proceedings of the 7th Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2006), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 16-19 January 2006 / Wayne Piekarski (ed.), Vol. 50, pp. 45-52
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- Australian Computer Society
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- Copyright © 2006, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the Seventh Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2006), Hobart, Australia. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 50. W. Piekarski, Ed. Reproduction for academic, not-for profit purposes permitted provided this text is included. The published version of the paper is reproduced here in accordance with this policy.