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The Role of Sketches in Supporting Near-Synchronous Remote Communication in Computer Supported Collaborative Design

Mann, Phebe and Garner, Steven (2006). The Role of Sketches in Supporting Near-Synchronous Remote Communication in Computer Supported Collaborative Design. In: Shen, Weiming; Chao, Kuo-Ming; Lin, Zongkai; Barthes, Jean-Paul A and James, Anne eds. Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design II: 9th International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3865 (3865). Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 72–81.

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This paper presents recent research into the functions and value of sketch outputs during computer supported collaborative design. Sketches made primarily exploiting whiteboard technology are shown to support subjects engaged in remote collaborative design, particularly when constructed in 'near synchronous' communication. The authors define near-synchronous communication and speculate that it is compatible with the reflective and iterative nature of design activity.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 3-540-32969-2, 978-3-540-32969-5
Extra Information: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISSN: 0302-9743
Keywords: design; sketch; CSCW; near synchronous
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 3770
Depositing User: Steven Garner
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:01
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