Task modeling for collaborative authoring

van der Veer, Gerrit, Kulyk, Olga, Vyas, Dhaval, Kubbe, Onno, & Ebert, Achim (2011) Task modeling for collaborative authoring. In Dittmar, A. & Forbrig, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ACM, Rostock, Germany, pp. 171-178.

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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.

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ID Code: 71334
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Task analysis, roles and activities, collaborative authoring
DOI: 10.1145/2074712.2074746
ISBN: 9781450310291
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 12 May 2014 03:42
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 05:02

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