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Narrative, Sensemaking, and Improvisation in Participatory Hypermedia Construction

Selvin, A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2008). Narrative, Sensemaking, and Improvisation in Participatory Hypermedia Construction. In: Sensemaking Workshop, CHI 2008: ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, 5-10 April 2008, Florence.

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Abstract

In this paper we describe research into a form of practitioner sensemaking in the context of participatory hypermedia construction sessions, in which groups of people build knowledge maps. We discuss how constructs from narrative theory and improvisation have helped us understand what happens at the moments when practitioners encounter dilemmas and obstacles. We provide brief examples from case studies and discuss possible contributions to broader themes in sensemaking research.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Authors
Keywords: sensemaking; narrative; improvisation; grounded theory; hypermedia;
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19039
Depositing User: Simon Buckingham Shum
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 15:26
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 11:02
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19039
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