Task modeling for collaborative authoring


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Veer van der, Gerrit and Kulyk, Olga and Vyas, Dhaval and Kubbe, Onno and Ebert, Achim (2011) Task modeling for collaborative authoring. In: 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011, 24-26 August 2011, Rostock, Germany.

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Abstract:Motivation –Task analysis for designing modern collaborative work needs a more fine grained approach. Especially in a complex task domain, like collaborative scientific authoring, when there is a single overall goal that can only be accomplished only by collaboration between multiple roles, each requiring its own expertise. We analyzed and re-considered roles, activities, and objects for design for complex collaboration contexts. Our main focus is on a generic approach to design for multiple roles and subtasks in a domain with a shared overall goal, which requires a detailed approach. Collaborative authoring is our current example. This research is incremental: an existing task analysis approach (GTA) is reconsidered by applying it to a case of complex collaboration. Our analysis shows that designing for collaboration indeed requires a refined approach to task modeling: GTA, in future, will need to consider tasks at the lowest level that can be delegated or mandates. These tasks need to be analyzed and redesigned in more in detail, along with the relevant task object.
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Copyright:© 2011 ACM
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/79121
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2074712.2074746
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