Information Domains in CSCW
Computer Sciences Company, London
Most abstract models of cooperative work concentrate on the procedural and structural aspects of group working. However, one of the fundamental.processes that occurs when people work together is that of information sharing. This paper suggests that a complete model of cooperative work would benefit from explicitly incorporating the concept of information sharing. It is proposed that this can be achieved by including information dorliains in such a model. Two projects (IviacAll II and AIvlIGO MHS+) that have addressed this issue to a limited extent are outlined and compared. Finally, four areas of consideration are identified and discussed, and areas for further research are highlighted.