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Understanding the implications of social translucence for systems supporting communication at work

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Understanding the implications of social translucence for systems supporting communication at work
In this paper we describe a study that explored the implications of the Social Translucence framework for designing systems that support communications at work. Two systems designed for communicating availability status were empirically evaluated to understand what constitutes a successful way to achieve Visibility of people's communicative state. Some aspects of the Social Translucence constructs: Visibility, Awareness and Accountability were further operationalized into a questionnaire and tested relationships between these constructs through path modeling techniques. We found that to improve Visibility systems should support people in ng their status in a contextualized yet abstract manner. Visibility was also found to have an impact on Awareness and Accountability but no significant relationship was seen between Awareness and Accountability. We argue that to design socially translucent systems it is insufficient to visualize people's availability status. It is also neces...
Agnieszka Matysiak Szóstek, Evangelos Karap
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CSCW
Authors Agnieszka Matysiak Szóstek, Evangelos Karapanos, Berry Eggen, Mike Holenderski
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