Task modeling for collaborative authoring

Gerrit C. van der Veer, Olga Anatoliyivna Kulyk, Dhaval Vyas, Onno Kubbe, Achim Ebert

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    Motivation –Task analysis for designing modern collaborative work needs a more fine grained approach. Especially in a complex task domain, like collaborative scientific authoring, when there is a single overall goal that can only be accomplished only by collaboration between multiple roles, each requiring its own expertise. We analyzed and re-considered roles, activities, and objects for design for complex collaboration contexts. Our main focus is on a generic approach to design for multiple roles and subtasks in a domain with a shared overall goal, which requires a detailed approach. Collaborative authoring is our current example. This research is incremental: an existing task analysis approach (GTA) is reconsidered by applying it to a case of complex collaboration. Our analysis shows that designing for collaboration indeed requires a refined approach to task modeling: GTA, in future, will need to consider tasks at the lowest level that can be delegated or mandates. These tasks need to be analyzed and redesigned in more in detail, along with the relevant task object.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2011)
    EditorsA. Dittmar, P. Forbrig
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1029-1
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2011
    Event29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011 - Rostock, Germany
    Duration: 24 Aug 201126 Aug 2011
    Conference number: 29

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    Conference29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011
    Abbreviated titleECCE


    • IR-79121
    • METIS-284938
    • collaborative authoring
    • Task analysis
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-21079
    • roles and activities

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