Laurian Hobby

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Many failures in long-term collaboration occur because of a lack of activity awareness. Activity awareness is a broad concept that involves awareness of synchronous and asynchronous interactions over extended time periods. We describe a procedure to evaluate activity awareness and collaborative activities in a controlled setting. The activities used are(More)
While the use of case-based methods for computer science and human-computer interaction instruction have shown great promise in encouraging active learning of real-world topics, questions remain as to the best way to encourage exploration by students of the breadth of knowledge that cases can provide. This paper investigates the benefits that are gained(More)
This paper describes the use of personas in a multidisciplinary academic setting to identify collaborators and tailor an integrated design and knowledge reuse environment to their needs. Our environment, LINK-UP, is an emerging web-based system that aids designers in the creation of notification systems—systems that deliver information of interest in a(More)
Through the automation of empirical evaluation we hope to alleviate evaluation problems encountered by software designers who are relatively new to the process. Barriers to good empirical evaluation include the tedium of setting up a new test for each project, as well as the time and expertise needed to set up a quality test. We hope to make the evaluation(More)
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