Supporting decision making in CSCW design

Phil Thompson, Rahat Iqbal, Anne James

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Design for emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computing, calm technology and Grid computing requires knowledge and expertise from different disciplines. Such knowledge helps to improve our individual information processing resources and thus overcome our limitations. However, integrating design knowledge and expertise of different team members coming from different disciplines is a complex task. Today, we are facing two problems. Firstly, how to enable the multidisciplinary design team to solve problems given the need to build common ground amongst team members? Secondly, how to structure the information which is held about projects so that issues can be progressed and resolved, in particular those arising as a result of the diversity of team members. In this paper, we propose an approach based on common ground theory and IBIS (Issue Based Information System) to address issues encountered by the multidisciplinary team and to enable the decision making process. We also provide a means of evaluating the approach by using statistical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424409632, 9781424409631
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event11th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 24 Apr 200728 Apr 2007


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


  • Collaborative working
  • Common ground
  • Design
  • IBIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications


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