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CollabLogger: A Tool for Visualizing Groups at Work



Emile L. Morse, Michelle P. Steves


The CollabLogger is a visual tool that has been developed to support usability analyses of human-computer interaction in a team environment. The participants in the computer-mediated activity were engaged in a small-scale manufacturing testbed project. Interactions of the group were mediated by Teamwave Workplace and the members performed both synchronous and asynchronous activities depending on their availability, project requirements, and serendipity due to accidental meetings in the collaborative space. The software was instrumented to log users' interactions with the system and each other. The CollabLogger addresses the problem of helping investigators analyze the volumes of log data that groupware tools can generate. Visual tools are powerful when large amounts of diverse data present themselves. The place-based collaboration environment offered by Teamwave Workplace provided a level of organization that allowed us to create a visual interface with which to perform exploratory sequential data analysis.
IEEE Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises


collaboration environments, exploratory sequential data analysis, software usability, visualization


Morse, E. and Steves, M. (2000), CollabLogger: A Tool for Visualizing Groups at Work, IEEE Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, [online], (Accessed June 12, 2024)


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Created December 28, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017