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Our analyses of the activities performed by users of computer systems show complex patterns of interleaved activities. Current human - computer interfaces provide little support for the kinds of problems users encounter when attempting to accomplish several different tasks in a single session. In this paper we develop a framework for discussing the(More)
This one-and-a-half day workshop was intended to bring together researchers concerned about the state of theory in HCI, to discuss the adequacy of current theoretical frameworks and to examine more closely a number of alternative or extended frameworks that have been proposed for HCI. A further aim was to examine the recent 'turn to the social' and its(More)
This paper outlines a set of proposals for the development of system documentation based on an analysis of user needs. It is suggested that existing documentation is not sensitive enough to the variety of levels of user expertise, nor to the variety of contexts in which on-line help is required. We outline three specific proposals for fulfilling these(More)
The heavy rains that hit Natal city, Brazil, on June 14 th , 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, caused an intense landslide in Mãe Luíza neighborhood, that resulted in a huge crater, affecting the life of 187 families, and 26 of them had their homes completely destroyed. It made explicit the weakness and unpreparedness of government and nongovernmental(More)
In this introductory chapter, we describe the key lessons from an earlier HCI Educators’ conference, held in Limerick in 2006, the outcomes of which led to the theme of HCIEd 2007 – Creativity: Experiencing to Educate and Design. The paper discusses the lessons leant around four key questions: nature vs. nurture: can creative invention be taught; what tools(More)
  • Liam Bannon
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • 1994
In this issue of the Journal, we have decided to experiment with a new format to allow for more open and combative debate and discussion on CSCW issues than is normal in archival journal material. The paper by Lucy Suchman provides a sharp critique of a certain approach towards the understanding of human communication and cooperation, namely speech act(More)
Paula Kotzé, William Wong, Joaquim Jorge, Alan Dix and Paula Alexandra Silva 1 Meraka Institute, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, and School of Computing, University of South Africa, P O Box 395, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa Paula.Kotze@meraka.org.za WWW home page: http://www.meraka.org.za Interaction Design Centre 2 School of Computing(More)