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Virtual environments at work: ongoing use of MUDs in the workplace

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Virtual environments at work: ongoing use of MUDs in the workplace
In recent years much attention has been paid to networkbased, distributed environments like text-based MUDs and MOOs for supporting collaborative work. Such environments offer a shared virtual world in which interactions can take place irrespective of the actual physical proximity or distance of interactants. Although these environments have proven successful within social, recreational and educational domains, few data have been reported concerning use of such systems in the workplace. In this paper we summarize in-depth interviews with 8 MUDders from a software research and development community where a MUD has been operational and actively used for a number of years. The interviews suggest that the MUD fills a valuable communication niche for this workgroup, being used both synchronously and asynchronously to enable the establishment of new contacts and the maintenance of existing contacts. These observations are discussed in the context of the organization under study. Keywords MU...
Elizabeth F. Churchill, Sara A. Bly
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where WACC
Authors Elizabeth F. Churchill, Sara A. Bly
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