The Design of Come Together Places for light-weight

The Design of Come Together Places for light-weight group meetings Yibo Sun and Saul Greenberg University of Calgary Note. This slide deck was used as part of the presentation at the ACM Group

Conference. It does not include the videos, which are scenes extracted from the video figure associated with this paper. That video is available at: http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/Publications/2010-ComeTogetherVideo.Report2010-979-28 The message People must be able to quickly bring together other people and their things to

form a place for light-weight meetings Light-weight meetings Informal, casual, opportunistic and somewhat ad-hoc

awareness of people easy engagement with little cost

involves artefacts and tools persistence of meeting places proximity and social context centre/peripheral involvement http://www.iisd.ca/climate/sb22/wed2505.html Light-weight meetings

Locales Framework (Fitzpatrick)

locales: social worlds, sites & means center/periphery principle mutuality and awareness individual views interaction trajectories Civic structure

Instant Messengers People-focused awareness awareness of people easy engagement with little cost involves artefacts and tools proximity and social context

persistence of meeting places centre/peripheral involvement Media Spaces People-focused awareness awareness of people easy engagement with little cost

involves artefacts and tools proximity and social context persistence of meeting places centre/peripheral involvement Community Bar McEwan, 2006 Sidebar metaphor

Community Bar McEwan, 2006 Place CSCW class

Groupware places Place G-place Place ilab

Place mike test Community Bar McEwan, 2006 Places collect people & things

Community Bar McEwan, 2006 Drill down awareness full view tooltip grande

sidebar Come Together media items console / buddy list

Place window Place strip Creating a Light-weight Meeting

What the other person sees Structure of a meeting place Another Light-weight Place

Leaving a Place A Bigger Place From Public to Private Places Preliminary Evaluation

12 individual participants scenario walkthrough: think-aloud interview Results generally positive could improve

withdrawal process too heavy-weight public nature of a place only works with certain communities Summary People must be able to quickly bring together other people and their things to form a place for light-weight meetings

Console Rapid Place Creation Center / Periphery Awareness

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