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Title: Co-activity manager: integrating activity-based collaboration into the desktop interface
Authors: Houben Steven
VERMEULEN, Jo 
LUYTEN, Kris 
CONINX, Karin 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Tortora, Genny; Levialdi, Stefano; Tucci, Maurizio (Ed.). Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI '12), p. 398-401
Abstract: Activity-Based Computing (ABC) has been proposed as an organisational structure for local desktop management and knowledge work. Knowledge work, however, typically occurs in partially overlapping subgroups and involves the use of multiple devices. We introduce co-Activity Manager, an ABC approach that (i) supports activity sharing for multiple collaborative contexts, (ii) includes collaborative tools into the activity abstraction and (iii) supports multiple devices by seamlessly integrated cloud support for documents and activity storage. Our 14 day field deployment in a multidisciplinary software development team showed that activity sharing is used as a starting point for long-term collaboration while integrated communication tools and cloud support are used extensively during the collaborative activities. The study also showed that activities are used in different ways ranging from project descriptions to to-do lists, thereby confirming that a document-driven activity roaming model seems to be a good match for collaborative knowledge work
Keywords: Activity-Based Computing; Collaborative Work; Activity Sharing; Instant Messenger; Activity Cloud
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13889
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0076-6
DOI: 10.1145/2254556.2254633
ISI #: 000323214900068
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validations: ecoom 2014
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