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Authors:
  • Paul Dourish
Citation:
Xerox Technical Report
Abstract:
Designing computer systems to support collaborative work is hard. One of the major reasons for this is the
requirement that such systems be flexible, able to adapt themselves to different users or groups, able to track
changes in group behaviour over time, and able to function efficiently in different computational and
infrastructural environments. For the designer of a toolkit for building CSCW applications, these problems are
heightened, since a toolkit needs to be applicable to a range of applications, each of which requires flexibility
along these different dimensions. This paper proposes a toolkit based on the theories and techniques of
computational reflection, which enables the implementation of malleable, open-ended systems with dynamic
properties which are particularly applicable to collaborative systems design.
Year:
1992
Report number:
1992-102
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