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Spaces of practice

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Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands


ThlS paper compares the properties of physucal and digital workspaces In the context of a prototype of a collaborative Virtual enwronment that has been developed With reference to work In demgn professrons and concentrates on the organisation of work materials Spatial properties are analysed In terms of the soonality of workspace use Digital spaces can be engineered to mllTllC or to transcend various constraints and affordances of physncal workspaces, and they can be given parallel, folded and tunnelled properties We examine the consequences these have for the readiness—to-hand. Intelllglblllty, and accountability of the resulting workspaces. We address means of interacting With these extended enwronments Usmg case study scenarios, we demonstrate how ethnographic analyse and particupatory desugn have Informed the architecture, features and development of the system


Büscher, Monika; Mogensen, Preben; Shapiro, Dan (2001): Spaces of practice. ECSCW 2001: Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. DOI: 10.1007/0-306-48019-8. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-0-306-48019-5. pp. 139-158. Full Papers. Bonn, Germany. 2001-09-16