ERIC Number: ED205213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-15
Graphic Communication in a Group Setting.
Lipinski, Hubert; Plummer, Robert P.
This paper presents a framework for understanding the various roles and structures for computer graphics in group communication, and discusses three basic types of design decisions that need to be addressed in using such graphics systems: (1) How are the systems to be intergrated in the group communication activity? (2) How are the systems to be structured to promote exchange of graphical images? and (3) What level of primitives is needed to facilitate this exchange? A discussion of the evaluation of graphic communication includes examples of the types of task-related questions that can be used to determine the most appropriate graphic communication structure for a particular group problem solving task. Ten references are cited. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (Anaheim, CA, October 5-10, 1980).