Exploring Awareness Needs and Information Display Preferences Between Coworkers

A.J. Bernheim Brush, Brian R. Meyers, James Scott, and Gina Venolia

Abstract

Technology makes it possible to share many different types of information with coworkers. We conducted a large-scale survey (N=549) to better understand current sharing among oworkers, how people stay aware of collocated and remote coworkers, and whether their willingness to share different types of awareness information changes based on the location in which the information is displayed. Contrary to our expectations, the display location did not greatly affect what respondents were willing to share. Our results also suggest considerations for researchers building situated displays, as respondents had concerns about unintended viewers and encouraging people to visit their personal space when they were not present.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inCHI 2009 Proceedings
URLhttp://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1519018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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