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ECSCW 2007 pp 431-447 | Cite as

Cues to common knowledge

  • N. Bryan-Kinns
  • P. G. T. Healey
  • D. Papworth
  • A. Vaduuva
Conference paper

We show that asynchronous collaboration can be made more effective by providing cues to common knowledge. We demonstrate this by empirically comparing two user interfaces used to support collaborative work. Our position is that effective collaboration is characterized by more co-ordinated and speculative interaction, and that cues to common knowledge help participants develop common ground for interaction. We also suggest that more effective collaboration is indicated by increased reliance on expectations of others’ knowledge which is characterized by implicit references to shared documents and ideas.

Keywords

Common Knowledge Computer Support Cooperative Work Effective Collaboration Document Content Read Access 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Bryan-Kinns
    • 1
  • P. G. T. Healey
    • 1
  • D. Papworth
    • 1
  • A. Vaduuva
    • 1
  1. 1.IMC Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LondonMile EndUK

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