Interface Design for a Real-Time Collaborative Editing Tool

  • Nurul Naslia Khairuddin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8524)


The topic Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) has been introduced since almost three decades now. Many tools have been invented to support different situations in cooperative work. Example of CSCW tools are instant messaging (IM), email, real-time document editor, forum, blog, group decision support system, electronic meeting room, voice chat, video conference and Real-Time Collaborative Editing (RTCE) tools. A study was conducted to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of applying CSCW approach on a class of multicultural undergraduate students as they plan their software project in virtual environment. Analysis of the gathered data was done focusing towards the problems faced during the discussion sessions. Solutions were derived based on the problems identified and an RTCE tool was designed aiming to assist small scale software project planning process in virtual collaborative environment while supporting group awareness for effective teamwork.


CSCW RTCE Group Awareness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nurul Naslia Khairuddin
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  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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