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Modified Field Studies for CSCW Systems



Michelle P. Steves, Jean C. Scholtz


We, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), are in the process of instituting and assessing collaboration technologies for manufacturing applications. This position paper for the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Evaluation Methodologies Workshop briefly describes the modified field study method used to evaluate a CSCW system supporting both synchronous and asynchronous communications over data for manufacturing research and operations teams. The paper also describes the context in which the work is being performed, the CSCW system being evaluated, data collection techniques and tools, an overview of the types of metrics used and some technical issues facing this endeavor. <P>
ACM Sigplan Notices


Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), data visualizations, deployment techniques


Steves, M. and Scholtz, J. (1999), Modified Field Studies for CSCW Systems, ACM Sigplan Notices, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017