Mike Creech

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Modern work is a highly social process, offering many cues for people to organize communication and access information. Shared physical workplaces provide natural support for tasks such as (a) <i>social reminding</i> about communication commitments and keeping track of collaborators and friends, and (b) <i>social data mining</i> of local(More)
In a few short years, we have witnessed a massive uptake in the use of cell phones, personal digital assistants and hybrid devices that integrate phone, computer and Internet services. These devices communicate with one another and with traditional computers. Along with the Internet, they have transformed our computational environments into communication(More)
A fundamental unit for user interfaces to existing communications applications is the message. However, empirical studies showed that people typically see their communication in terms of other people they interact with and personal social networks. Furthermore, important tasks such as keeping in touch, or tracking communication status, are not well(More)
Which organizing principle might be adapted for designing and developing advanced user interfaces affording information and communication services in a single integrated system? Our research on communication patterns in the workplace points to models of personal social networks. We have found that people invest considerable effort in maintaining links with(More)
Which organizing principle might be adapted for designing and developing advanced user interfaces affording information and communication services in a single integrated system? Our research on communication patterns in the workplace points to models of personal social networks. We have found that people invest considerable effort in maintaining links with(More)
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