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Title: Medium versus mechanism: Supporting collaboration through customisation
Authors: Bentley, Richard
Dourish, Paul
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 1995: Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 125-140
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: The study of cooperative work as a socially-situated activity has led to a focus on providing 'mechanisms' that more closely resonate with existing work practice. In this paper we challenge this approach and suggest the flexibly organised nature of work is better supported when systems provide a 'medium' which can be tailored to suit each participant's needs and organised around the detail of their work. This orientation towards 'medium' rather than 'mechanism' has consequences for cooperative system design, highlighting a need to allow participants to adapt details of policy currently embedded in the heart of the systems we build We describe an approach which allows users to perform such 'deep customisation' through direct manipulation of user interface representations
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2536
ISBN: 978-94-011-0349-7
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Stockholm, Sweden
metadata.mci.conference.date: 10–14 September 1995
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