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Mind the Gap! Towards a Unified View of CSCW

@inproceedings{Schmidt2000MindTG,
  title={Mind the Gap! Towards a Unified View of CSCW},
  author={Kjeld Schmidt and Carla Simone},
  booktitle={COOP},
  year={2000}
}
CSCW at large seems to be pursuing two diverging strategies: on one hand a strategy aiming at coordination technologies that reduce the complexity of coordinating cooperative activities by regulating the coordinative interactions, and on the other hand a strategy that aims at radically flexible means of interaction which do not regulate interaction but rather leave it to the users to cope with the complexity of coordinating their activities. As both strategies reflect genuine requirements, we… Expand
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