Collaborative tools and the practicalities of professional work at the International Monetary Fund:Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2)

Harper, Richard and Sellen, Abigail (1995) Collaborative tools and the practicalities of professional work at the International Monetary Fund:Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Part 2 (of 2). In: CHI '95 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 122-129. ISBN 0201847051

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Abstract

We show how an ethnographic examination of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. has implications for the design of tools to support collaborative work. First, it reports how information that requires a high degree of professional judgement in its production is unsuited for most current groupware tools. This is contrasted with the shareability of information which can 'stand-alone'. Second, it reports how effective re-use of documents will necessarily involve paper, or 'paper-like' equivalents. Both issues emphasise the need to take into account social processes in the sharing of certain kinds of information.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 126181
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2018 10:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 12:18
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/126181

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