Gabriella Spinelli

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This paper aims to provide some insights about the role of space as computational resource in collaborative practices. Focusing on collaborative design activity within a consulting firm in the UK, this research employs ethnographically inspired methods to investigate collaborative work. The paper is organised in seven main sections: introduction, previous(More)
Research shows that most agent-based collaborations suffer from lack of flexibility. This is due to the fact that most agent-based applications assume pre-defined knowledge of agents' capabilities and/or neglect basic cognitive and interactional requirements in multi-agent collaboration. The highlight of this paper is that it brings cognitive models(More)
This paper explores and identifies cognitive issues that develop out of the use of representational media by collaborating groups of people involved in problem solving. We take the analytic perspective of distributed cognition to examine the role that these artifacts have on information processing activity in augmenting human action and in transforming the(More)
An intelligence unit operates in accordance to three levels prescribed by the NIM, which is a policing model introduced by the Home Office in 2000. The NIM employs a robust management of intelligence to create a clear picture of all policing issues at local, regional and national level enabling managers to make informed decisions about what their strategic(More)