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Title:An investigation of a collaborative meeting room supporting small group planning and decision-making
Author(s):Moore, Alan Wesley
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kim, Tschangho John
Department / Program:Urban and Regional Planning
Discipline:Urban and Regional Planning
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Political Science, Public Administration
Psychology, Industrial
Information Science
Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract:The practice of planning in local communities, State or Federal agencies, or corporate environments requires planners to work together in group meetings. Prior research has shown the technology known as "Groupware" to be a plausible tool for facilitating collaborative behavior in groups. This study investigated whether Groupware can support the planning and decision-making activities (workplace meetings focused on actual task production) of small (3-15 individuals) groups of real-world professionals in a computerized collaborative meeting room.
Pre- and post-meeting questionnaires were administered and results were analyzed. Statistical results were supplemented by ethnographic description. Quantitative analysis results showed the use of Groupware was neutral as a factor in facilitating the planning process, while qualitative results showed that user evaluation of the new technology was universally positive. An hypothetical--"anticipatory setting" effect was identified as an explanation for why this phenomenon occurs.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Moore, Alan Wesley
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9702613
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9702613

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