Publication: A Usability Study of Workspace Awareness Widgets

Groupware systems that use large shared workspaces generally provide only limited awareness information about other collaborators in the workspace. We are designing a set of groupware widgets to provide this missing information. This paper describes a usability study of a number of such widgets. The study has both validated our intuitions about the need for workspace awareness information, and revealed the strengths and weaknesses of several current designs.

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Carl Gutwin
University of Saskatchewan
Mark Roseman

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Gutwin, C., Roseman, M. 1996. A Usability Study of Workspace Awareness Widgets. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 214-215.

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@inproceedings {135-a-usibility-study-of-workspace,
author= {Carl Gutwin and Mark Roseman},
title= {A Usability Study of Workspace Awareness Widgets},
booktitle= {Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
year= {1996},
pages= {214-215}
}