A Conceptual and Methodological Framework for Modeling Interactive Groupware Applications

  • A. I. Molina
  • M. A. Redondo
  • M. Ortega
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4154)


In the last years the production of systems supporting learning and work in-group has been high. However, the design and development of this kind of systems is difficult, especially due to the multidisciplinarity involved. We propose a design and development process of the presentation layer. This process is based on the use of several models for representing collaborative and interactive aspects of this kind of systems. In this process several techniques and notations are used. In this paper we introduce our methodological approach and the conceptual framework on which our proposal is based.


conceptual framework groupware design interaction design 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Garrido, J.L.: AMENITIES: Una metodología para el desarrollo de sistemas cooperativos basada en modelos de comportamiento y tareas. In: de Granada, U. (ed.) Dpto. LSI. (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hourizi, R., Johnson, P., Bruseberg, A., Solodilova, I.: Modelling Collaborative Work in UML. In: 21th European Conf. on Human Decision Making and Control, Glasgow (2002)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Paternò, F., Santoro, C., Tahmassebi, S.: Formal model for cooperative tasks: Concepts and an application for en-route air traffic control. In: DSV-IS 1998, Abingdon (1998)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    van Welie, M., van der Veer, G.C.: Groupware Task Analysis. In: Hollnagel, E. (ed.) Handbook Of Cognitive Task Desig, LEA., NJ, pp. 447–476 (2003)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Carlsen, S.: Action Port Model: A Mixed Paradigm Conceptual Workflow Modeling Language. In: 3er IFCIS COOPIS 1998 (1998)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Dillenbourg, P., Baker, M., Blaye, A., O’Malley, C.: The Evolution of Research on Collaborative Learning. Towards an interdisciplinary learning science, London (1995)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Nardi, B.A.: Context and Consciousness. Activity Theory and HCI (1996)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Beyer, H., Holtzblatt, K.: Contextual Design: Defining Customer-Centered Systems. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco (1998)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Paternò, F., Mancini, C., Meniconi, : ConcurTaskTree: A diagrammatic notation for specifying task models. In: Interact 1997, Sydney (1997)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Molina, A.I., Redondo, M.A., Ortega, M.: CIAM: Una Aproximación Metodológica para el desarrollo de Interfaces de Usuario en aplicaciones groupware. In: INTERACCION 2006, Puertollano (Spain) (2006)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Molina, A.I., Redondo, M.A., Ortega, M.: A methodological approach for designing col-laborative and interactive applications: a practical example. Software - Practice and Experience (SPE) Journal (2006)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Molina
    • 1
  • M. A. Redondo
    • 1
  • M. Ortega
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Technologies and Systems, Computer Science and Engineering FacultyCastilla – La Mancha UniversityCiudad RealSpain

Personalised recommendations