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- SWIM: an alternative interface for MSN messenger
- Tran, Minh Hong; Yang, Yun; Raikundalia, Gitesh K.
- The research of the authors investigates an alternative interface for Instant Messaging (IM). This paper presents SWIM (SWinburne Instant Messaging), an IM tool that is developed based on MSN Messenger. SWIM presents an innovative interface design that combines the conventional sequential interface with the adaptive threaded interface. In addition, SWIM supports persistent conversation which facilitates users' participation to a group conversation. The integrated interface and support for persistent conversation allow SWIM to be used both as a convenient tool for social conversation and as an effective tool for task-oriented group discussion. In this paper, we discuss the design approach of SWIM, describe details of our implementation technique, and report a preliminary evaluation of SWIM. The evaluation shows that SWIM holds great promise in supporting group conversation.
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- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Information Technology Research
- Conferences in research and practice in information technology: Proceedings of the 8th Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 07), Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 30 January-02 February 2007 / Wayne Piekarski and Beryl Plimmer (eds.), Vol. 64, pp. 55-62
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- Australian Computer Society
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- Copyright © 2007, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the Eighth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2007), Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 64. Wayne Piekarski and Beryl Plimmer, Eds. 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.