Publications
Authors:
  • Paul Dourish
Citation:
Xerox Technical Report
Abstract:
Research into the use of audio-video technologies for collaboration frequently raises issues of privacy and
control for the users of these systems. Common problems are those of protecting individual privacy and
providing mechanisms for awareness of network usage, while at the same time maintaining enough flexibility in
the network for it to be useful. Godard is a flexible architecture for audio-video services, developed at Rank
Xerox EuroPARC, which tackles these problems. This particular model has been in use at EuroPARC for
approaching a year, and provides the users of an inter-personal audio and video network with mechanisms for
protection, feedback and control. Informal usage evidence suggests that it has addressed these issues with
some success. This mechanism is contrasted with other approaches, and particular design issues are
highlighted, particularly with respect to the role of a technological solution within a usage culture.
Year:
1991
Report number:
1991-134
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