Support for Informal Communication in Distributed Engineering Design Teams

  title={Support for Informal Communication in Distributed Engineering Design Teams},
  author={Peter T{\"o}rlind and Andreas Larsson},
Successful teamwork in geographically distributed teams is highly dependent on tools that support informal communication, such as opportunistic and spontaneous interaction. Such informal communication is responsible for much of the information flow in an organization. This paper presents how informal communication was supported in the Distributed Team Innovation project, a joint product development effort between Luleå University of Technology, Stanford University and Volvo Car Corporation. A… CONTINUE READING
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