DiNa framework: supporting collaboration in the wild

Resource type
Thesis type
(Thesis) M.Sc.
Date created
2012-09-07
Authors/Contributors
Abstract
Much of the available collaboration support tools focus on sharing of documents and managing projects that require planned activities. These tools tend to fall short in meeting “principle of least effort”, or take into account the reality of complex overlapping scheduling of professionals. I propose DiNa, a set of recommendations as a framework for a topic-centric, as opposed to the conventional document-centric, collaboration system utilizing readily available devices. A series of prototypes are used to demonstrate the novel interaction techniques that enable collaborators to define ‘topics’ and address them in their own terms. The framework aims to complement existing systems, and the evaluation reveals suggestions for improving such systems for effective collaboration in different modes.
Document
Identifier
etd7488
Copyright statement
Copyright is held by the author.
Permissions
The author granted permission for the file to be printed and for the text to be copied and pasted.
Scholarly level
Supervisor or Senior Supervisor
Thesis advisor: Erhan, Halil
Thesis advisor: Woodbury, Robert
Attachment Size
etd7488_ATHuang.pdf 110.68 MB