Supporting Awareness in Creative Group Work by Exposing Design Rationale

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Show simple item record Farooq, Umer Carroll, John M. 2011-10-07T08:33:58Z 2011-10-07T08:33:58Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation Farooq, U. & Carroll, J. M. (2011). Supporting Awareness in Creative Group Work by Exposing Design Rationale. Human Technology, Volume 7(2), pp. 123-141. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011081711242. Retrieved from
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.description.abstract When creativity is taken as a long-term, complex, and collaborative activity, support for awareness is required for group members to monitor the development of ideas, track how these ideas became narrowed, and understand how alternatives are being implemented and integrated by colleagues. In this paper, we investigate the effects of exposing design rationale to convey awareness, specifically activity awareness, in group creativity. Through evaluating a prototype, we investigate status updates that convey design rationale, and to what consequences, in small groups in fully distributed collaboration. We found that status updates are used for a variety of purposes and that participants’ comments on their collaborators’ status updates provided feedback. Overall, results suggest that participants’ awareness about their collaborators’ future plans increased over time. Majority of participants found the status updates useful, particularly those with higher metacognitive knowledge. Based on our results, two design strategies for activity awareness are proposed. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.rights © 2011 Umer Farooq and John M. Carroll, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.rights openAccess fi
dc.subject.other computer-supported awareness fi
dc.subject.other status updates fi
dc.subject.other metacognition fi
dc.subject.other Facebook fi
dc.subject.other Twitter fi
dc.title Supporting Awareness in Creative Group Work by Exposing Design Rationale
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011081711242
dc.identifier.doi 10.17011/ht/urn.2011081711242

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