Pagers, pilots and prairie dog: Awareness via handheld devices
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We have been exploring the use of handheld devices for computer-supported collaborative work. We believe there is a particularly interesting synergy between handheld devices and awareness. We describe several prototypes. One provides email awareness via pagers. Another integrates that email awareness system with an existing colleague awareness system. Two other prototypes are used for note-passing among colleagues when adversaries are present. Note-passing requires both awareness of the receiving party's identity and taking measures against the adversary's awareness of the note-passing activity.
KeywordsHandheld CSCW Infrared communication Lotus notes Mobile devices NSTP
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