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CollabLogger: A Tool for Visualizing Groups at Work

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Author(s)

Michelle P. Steves, Emile L. Morse

Abstract

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.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises
Conference Location
, USA

Keywords

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

Citation

Steves, M. and Morse, E. (2000), CollabLogger: A Tool for Visualizing Groups at Work, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821519 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created June 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021