A Technique for Evaluating Shared Workspaces Efficiency [chapter]

Antonio Ferreira, Pedro Antunes
Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design III  
We propose a technique based on human-performance models to evaluate the efficiency of shared workspaces, where individual and collaborative actions are intertwined. We apply the technique to an illustrative case and report that it: 1) facilitates the fine-grained analysis of workspace collaboration; 2) provides time predictions about collaborative actions; and 3) enables quantitative comparisons of alternative designs via multi-dimensional team performance estimates. The technique may be used
more » ... o complement existing practice and knowledge with the ability to make quick measurements and calculations without users or functional prototypes, thereby enabling faster design iterations. Ferreira, A. and P. Antunes (forthcoming) A
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72863-4_9 dblp:conf/cscwd/FerreiraA06a fatcat:ain5zzpzyjar5hiuz2f7zq4fa4