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Collaborating on Affinity Diagrams Using Large Displays

Judge, Tejinder K. and McCrickard, D. Scott (2008) Collaborating on Affinity Diagrams Using Large Displays . Technical Report TR-08-19, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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Gathering and understanding user requirements is an essential part of design. Techniques like affinity diagramming are useful for gathering and understanding user data but have shortcomings such as the difficulty to preserve the diagram after its creation, problems during the process such as searching for notes, and loss of shared awareness. We propose an early prototype that solves problems in the process of creating an affinity diagram and enhances it using a large screen display in combination with individual PDAs.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Affinity diagram, collaboration, large screen displays, CSCW.
Subjects:Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction
Computer Science > Information Visualization
ID Code:1045
Deposited By:Judge, Tejinder
Deposited On:14 October 2008