WIPDash: Work Item and People Dashboard for Software Development Teams

  • Mikkel R. Jakobsen
  • Roland Fernandez
  • Mary Czerwinski
  • Kori Inkpen
  • Olga Kulyk
  • George G. Robertson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5727)


We present WIPDash, a visualization for software development teams designed to increase group awareness of work items and code base activity. WIPDash was iteratively designed by working with two development teams, using interviews, observations, and focus groups, as well as sketches of the prototype. Based on those observations and feedback, we prototyped WIPDash and deployed it with two software teams for a one week field study. We summarize the lessons learned, and include suggestions for a future version.


Information visualization software development large display cooperative work CSCW situational awareness field study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikkel R. Jakobsen
    • 1
  • Roland Fernandez
    • 2
  • Mary Czerwinski
    • 2
  • Kori Inkpen
    • 2
  • Olga Kulyk
    • 3
  • George G. Robertson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Microsoft ResearchRedmondUSA
  3. 3.Human Media InteractionUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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