ERIC Number: ED199780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Task-Focused Communication.
Lipinski, Hubert; And Others
The extension of computer based communication to the more task-focused communication required by groups involved in joint problem solving is discussed in this paper. Specifically, it addresses three areas: (1) the aspects of the joint problem solving that are most suited to computer based communication support, (2) the computer based communication facilities that are needed to undertake the problem solving tasks, and (3) the facilities that might best be structured to promote communication through the display of information, group interaction, and the storage of information. In particular, it discusses the capabilities of the HUB system, which has been specifically designed to support such communication. In conclusion, it presents some preliminary findings from a continuing evaluation of the system based on the experiences of a number of user groups. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.