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A Collaborative Medium for the Support of Conversational Props

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A Collaborative Medium for the Support of Conversational Props
Our work focuses on providing computational support for informal communication among people who are geographically separated. To better understand the use of artifacts in communication, we looked at the contents of office whiteboards after they had been used in conversations. Our analysis revealed that whiteboards are used to present and discuss various classes of objects with specific semantic properties. We call these objects "conversational props," and we have come to think of a whiteboard as a conversational medium in which props are introduced and manipulated. This study motivated our design of the Conversation Board, an experimental prototype of a multi-user drawing tool which allows remote use of conversational props. We compare the Conversation Board to various other multi-user drawing tools along a number of dimensions.
Tom Brinck, Louis M. Gomez
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Type Conference
Year 1992
Where CSCW
Authors Tom Brinck, Louis M. Gomez
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