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, Volume 3, Issue 1–2, pp 8–12 | Cite as

Pagers, pilots and prairie dog: Awareness via handheld devices

  • Kamal Ayad
  • Mark DayEmail author
  • Steve Foley
  • Dan Gruen
  • Steve Rohall
  • Quinton Zondervan
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Handheld CSCW Infrared communication Lotus notes Mobile devices NSTP 

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© Springer-Verlag London Ltd 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamal Ayad
    • 1
  • Mark Day
    • 1
    Email author
  • Steve Foley
    • 1
  • Dan Gruen
    • 1
  • Steve Rohall
    • 1
  • Quinton Zondervan
    • 1
  1. 1.Lotus ResearchLotus Development CorporationCambridgeUSA

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