Analyzing Shared Workspaces Design with Human-Performance Models

  • Pedro Antunes
  • Antonio Ferreira
  • Jose A. Pino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4154)


We propose an analytic method to evaluate synchronous shared workspaces design. The method uses human-performance models, developed in the Human-Computer Interaction field, to make time predictions about collaborative actions performed in selected critical scenarios. We apply this method to two case studies: the design of a collaborative game and the redesign of a collaborative tool for software engineering requirements negotiation. The benefits and limitations of the method are discussed, as well as some implications for design.


Execution Time Collaborative Action Quality Function Deployment Physical Interface Awareness Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Antunes
    • 1
  • Antonio Ferreira
    • 1
  • Jose A. Pino
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversidad de ChileChile

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