Tabula: a web-based coordination tool integrating task structure overviews and minimalist task workspaces
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, ISSN 1476-1289, Vol. 8, no 3, 250-263 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The paper describes the design, implementation, and tentative evaluation of a web-based coordination tool named Tabula. The tool employs a shared representation that has the form of a task/participant table. Individual cells of the table are designed as minimalist interactive workspaces, each supporting a particular user in performing a particular task. Integrating overviews of the overall structure of participants' tasks with task management features within a single representation is intended to help the user identify pending tasks, facilitate access to task-related resources, and support an automatic update of projects' visual representations. A prototype of the tool has been evaluated within an informal web-based course. The results of the evaluation are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2013. Vol. 8, no 3, 250-263 p.
web-based course management, web-based coordination, task workspaces, everyday contexts, CSCW, computer-supported cooperative work, task structure overviews, task management, informal web-based courses
Human Aspects of ICT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84656DOI: 10.1504/IJWET.2013.057227OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-84656DiVA: diva2:687000