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- Text DocumentBring Your Own Laptop Unless You Want to Follow the Lecture": Alternative Communication in the Classroom"(Proceedings of the 2005 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2005) Barkhuus, LouiseThe introduction of laptops and wireless networks in classrooms has increased the possibilities for student-teacher interaction. Here we explore the premises for this interaction by studying the use of ActiveClass, a system that enables students to ask questions electronically and anonymously in-class. The study emphasizes how the diverse prerequisites for teaching interaction separates students even more in the classroom. We then suggest a differentiated approach to the introduction of interactive technologies in the class room.
- Conference PaperCaring About Sharing: Couples' Practices in Single User Device Access(Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2016) Jacobs, Maia; Cramer, Henriette; Barkhuus, LouiseMost devices today are developed adhering to a one-user paradigm. Yet within households, couples are often sharing devices and accounts. In this paper we take an in-depth look at sharing practices and preferences of cohabiting couples, and discuss the nuances of existing practices surrounding accounts and devices. We present a qualitative interview and diary study with ten couples, consisting of 20 individual interviews, and individual 8-day diaries. Dichotomous access models do not reflect the sharing practices of our couples; in which intent, access, and utilization all characterized sharing behaviors. We present a detailed description of the intentional and unintentional sharing practices our participants used in their day to day interactions and discuss the different challenges that particularly one type of content pose in terms of issues of privacy. We discuss implications for accounts and devices based on the ways in which content was shared and hidden among collocated couples. We provide a structured account of these sharing practices to inform the design of multi-user settings within future technologies.
- Conference PaperCommunication, Coordination and Awareness around Continuous Location Sharing(Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2016) Schildt, Emily; Leinfors, Martin; Barkhuus, LouiseA core aspect of collaboration tools is the sharing of awareness cues, such as availability and location information, often with the purpose of more efficient collaboration and communication between individuals. In this paper, we present a user study of a continuous location-sharing application, used over a period of a month within groups of 4-5 people, which provided detailed awareness between group members. Reporting on issues such as its facility for micro-coordination and enabler of ad-hoc social engagements, we analyze the distinct ways in which the service was incorporated into participants' daily lives. We studied a location sharing service among people in less hierarchical types of relationships than previous studies and found that sharing concerns were based on the participants thinking" and imagination of potential situations rather than on actual situations. Our findings highlight how people's understanding of location-tracking technologies is transitional and how it includes a constant re-negotiation of appropriate services and applications for everyday social management. We conclude that map-based continuous location sharing has significant utility among tight-knit dyads."
- Conference PaperGoing Online to Meet Offline: Organizational Practices of Social Activities Through Meetup(Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 2017) Ricken, Stephen; Barkhuus, Louise; Jones, Quentin; Lewkowicz, Myriam; Rohde, Markus; Mulder, Ingrid; Schuler, DouglasEvent-Based Social Networks assist the coalescing of groups for social activities. In this paper, we present a mixed-method study of Meetup organizers' experiences coordinating events. Through a survey of 100 Meetup groups and interviews with 13 organizers of Meetup groups, we describe their organizational practices and challenges as well as potential longer-term success factors. We emphasize motivations and factors both in terms of social and technological issues. We discuss how these organizers build and maintain social capital but also how they rely on their already existing community leadership capabilities. We conclude that organizers had four different reasons to start a group through Meetup and describe each in turn. Our research contributes to a better understanding of how event-based social networking platforms can be designed and built to support coalescing within niche interest groups.
- Journal ArticleLeisure and CSCW: Introduction to Special Edition(Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 16, 39173) Brown, Barry; Barkhuus, LouiseIn this article we review the contribution to this special edition, and putting them into the context of research into leisure and technology. We discuss the challenges of studying leisure in a field where its very name seems to focus attention on the study of work.
- Text DocumentSession Details: Methods for Understanding & Supporting Online Communities(Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2012) Barkhuus, Louise
- Journal ArticleSocial Infrastructures as Barriers and Foundation for Informal Learning: Technology Integration in an Urban After-School Center(Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 21, No. 1, 2012) Barkhuus, Louise; Lecusay, RobertIn this paper we explore the relationship between social learning environments and the technological ecologies that practitioners, learners, and researchers develop to sustain them. Through an examination of ethnographic research conducted at an urban after-school learning program we show how social, technological and power infrastructures influence learning and interaction in this setting. Adopting a holistic approach we examine how technologies are integrated into activities in this program to support the learning of the after-school youth. We emphasize both positive and negative infrastructures that contribute to the learning environment and discuss how identifying these infrastructures are one of the first steps towards understanding and informing technology design in informal learning settings.
- Text DocumentThe Sociality of Fieldwork: Designing for Social Science Research Practice and Collaboration(Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2012) Barkhuus, Louise; Brown, BarrySupporting scientific practice has been a longstanding goal of CSCW research. This paper explores how we might design for social science research practices and collaboration. Drawing on sixteen interviews with fieldwork-based social scientists we document the importance of small-scale long-term collaborative arrangements for research and intellectual work - pairs of researchers who work together in-depth over their careers, developing a common yet distinctive view of their research field. This contrasts with the large-scale short-lived collaborations that have classically been the target of cyber-infrastructure work. We describe technology practices among social scientists and how these can inform technology design for fieldwork practices.
- Text DocumentWhy Everyone Loves to Text Message: Social Management with SMS(Proceedings of the 2005 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2005) Barkhuus, LouiseThis poster presents a study of SMS use among young adults and how they manage their social lives by SMS. It focuses on three features: overcoming shyness, facilitating 'appropriate behavior' and how users exploit the conciseness of messages. In conclusion we discuss the surprising value of this modest medium in people's everyday lives.