CSCW design team selection and issue management

Phil Thompson, Rahat Iqbal, Anne James

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    Common Ground Theory provides the means to determine those factors which affect the capability of one individual to work with another. This becomes important in design teams where individuals from different disciplines have to work together on complex projects such as ubiquitous computing, calm technology and grid computing. Understanding these common ground factors can enable support to be given to team members when issues arise which cause the project to stall. IBIS (Issue based information system) is a technique for structuring progress on a project and recording issues and supporting information. In this paper an approach is taken which by the creation of a common ground profile for each team member linked to an IBIS database brings together these two concepts to enable member selection and the resolution of project issues in multi-disciplinary project teams. It also provides a means of evaluating elements of the approach by using statistical analysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputer Supported Cooperative Work in Design IV - 11th International Conference, CSCWD 2007, Revised Selected Papers
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages10
    Volume5236 LNCS
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-92719-8
    ISBN (Print)3540927182, 9783540927181
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event11th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 24 Apr 200728 Apr 2007

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume5236 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349


    Conference11th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
    Abbreviated titleCSCWD 2007

    Bibliographical note

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    • Collaborative working
    • Common ground theory
    • CSCW
    • Issue based information system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)


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