The Problem with `Awareness': Introductory Remarks on `Awareness in CSCW'

  title={The Problem with `Awareness': Introductory Remarks on `Awareness in CSCW'},
  author={Kjeld Schmidt},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)},
At a very early stage in the course of CSCW, it became evident that categories such as 'conversation' or 'workflow' were quite insufficient for characterizing and understanding the ways in which cooperative work is coordinated and integrated. It quickly became obvious that cooperating actors somehow, while doing their individual bits, take heed of the context of their joint effort. More specifically, the early harvest of ethnographic field studies in CSCW (e.g., Harper et al., 1989b; Harper et… CONTINUE READING
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