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Social-Technical Tools for Collaborative Sensemaking and Sketching

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Social-Technical Tools for Collaborative Sensemaking and Sketching
Sensemaking is a deliberate effort to understand events or information, and a sketch is an exploratory graphic composition of a concept or observation. Within the architecture domain, sketching is employed during predesign phases to create a shared understanding among clients and stakeholders. While sensemaking is highly collaborative, sketching is usually a solitary activity. This paper describes the design and evaluation of two prototype socialtechnical tools to support collaborative "same time, same place" sketching and sensemaking: (1) a software environment (SketchBook) that allows users to quickly generate and capture ideas; and (2) a wireless, scalable, multi-user pen interface (FireFly). When used together, these tools support simultaneous sketching, diagramming, and annotation within the same work space without traditional bottlenecks of "turn taking" by passing a single pen. This paper presents the motivation for sensemaking and sketching, and findings fro...
James Sullivan, Meredith Banasiak, Christopher Mes
Added 18 Feb 2011
Updated 18 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2009
Where HCI
Authors James Sullivan, Meredith Banasiak, Christopher Messick, Raymond Rimey
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