CHI 2007 Advance Program: Session Details

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Distributed Coordination (Papers)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Just One Second: Improving Distributed Coordination by Tracking and Visualizing Display Trajectories

Mike Fraser
Michael R. McCarthy
Muneeb Shaukat
Phillip Smith
Henk L. Muller

Describes a system that tracks pen movements around displays. Demonstrates that visualizing these movements improves groupware coordination by significantly reducing turn-taking response time.


FASTDash: A Visual Dashboard for Fostering Awareness in Software Teams

Jacob Biehl
Mary Czerwinski
Greg Smith
George Robertson

We present a new visualization designed to improve group activity awareness within software development teams. Field study results show improved awareness, reduced reliance on shared artifacts and increased project-based communication.


A study of emergency response work: Patterns of mobile phone interaction

Jonas Landgren
Urban Nulden

Ethnographic accounts of the role of mobile phones in time-critical organizing. Inspiration for designers of systems and applications for time-critical settings.