Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2424
Title: Emergent temporal behaviour and collaborative work
Authors: Seebeck, Lesley
Kim, Richard M.
Kaplan, Simon M.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Springer, London
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 2005: Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 123-142
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: Although collaboration manifestly takes place in time, the role of time in shaping the behaviour of collaborations, and collaborative systems, is not well understood. Time is more than clock-time or the subjective experience of time
its effects on systems include differential rates of change of system elements, temporally non-linear behaviour and phenomena such as entrainment and synchronization. As a system driver, it generates emergent effects shaping systems and their behaviour. In the paper we present a systems view of time, and consider the implications of such a view through the case of collaborative development of a new university timetabling system. Teasing out the key temporal phenomena using the notion of temporal trajectories helps us understand the emergent temporal behaviour and suggests a means for improving outcomes.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/1-4020-4023-7_7
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2424
ISBN: 978-1-4020-4023-8
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Paris, France
metadata.mci.conference.date: 18–22 September 2005
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