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A Role-Based Multiple View Approach to Distributed Geo-Collaboration

  • Gregorio Convertino
  • Dejin Zhao
  • Craig H. Ganoe
  • John M. Carroll
  • Mary Beth Rosson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4553)

Abstract

We describe a role-based multiple view approach to support sharing and coordination of knowledge in geo-collaborative planning. The software coordinates multiple unshared role-specific views with one shared team view. The rationale for this approach is that: (1) it affords clear separation between role-specific and shared knowledge; (2) it leverages experts’ knowledge to filter out role-specific details; and (3) it promotes implicit sharing of strategic knowledge (i.e. about roles). We illustrate the key features implemented in a prototype to evaluate this approach, describe design requirements extracted from a paper prototype study, and discuss relevant design issues.

Keywords

Multiple Views Collaborative Visualizations Geo-Collaboration Common Ground Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregorio Convertino
    • 1
  • Dejin Zhao
    • 1
  • Craig H. Ganoe
    • 1
  • John M. Carroll
    • 1
  • Mary Beth Rosson
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802USA

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