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|Title:||Emergent temporal behaviour and collaborative work|
Kim, Richard M.
Kaplan, Simon M.
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||ECSCW 2005: Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work|
|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.mci.conference.date:||18–22 September 2005|
|Appears in Collections:||ECSCW 2005: Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work|
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