Understanding Collaborative Authoring in Shared Workspaces [chapter]

Chaomei Chen, Roy Rada
1995 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
KEY WORDS: Collaborative authoring, patterns of user behavior, shared workspaces, Markov chain analysis, collaborative hypertext systems. ABSTRACT: This study investigates the intermedrate role of shared workspaces in collaborative authoring. Collaborative authoring, as an interactive process, associates with the evolution of a shared workspace. This study develops a Markov chain model to describe the dynamics of these processes in an academic setting. Models from two groups of users, regular
more » ... d occasional users, proved significantly different. The study revealed the structure of the interactive process corresponds to areas in the shared workspace that are activated by the interaction. These findings have both theoretical and empirical value for designing practicable computer systems for collaborative work.
doi:10.1007/978-1-5041-2896-4_47 fatcat:nrcnqd7n4zahdl5t5q243gij2m