Browse Illinois Research and Scholarship (Open Community) by Author "Twidale, Michael B."

  • Twidale, Michael B.; Wang, X. Christine; Hinn, D. Michelle (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005)
    The authors combine their experiences in three independent studies of informal learning in the contexts of the workplace, school and leisure. They uncover aspects of collaborative work, learning and play involving the use ...

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  • Twidale, Michael B.; Jones, M. Cameron (2005)
    We look at appropriations in a number of contexts, and find that often they involve very simple ways of coordinating functionality that seems to be at odds with much of the approach of computer systems design that emphasizes ...

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  • Singh, Vandana; Twidale, Michael B.; Rathi, Dinesh (2006)
    We explore online technical support of open source software by a study of postings to discussion boards. Our results indicate that there are several types of detail that are required by the help-givers to be able to diagnose ...

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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Twidale, Michael B. (2009-02-09)
    The paper proposes the term 'software informatics' to describe research on the individual, collaborative, and social aspects of software production and use, spanning multiple representations of software from ...

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  • Jones, M. Cameron; Twidale, Michael B. (2005)
    In this position paper, we discuss the role of abstraction in designing for appropriation. We examine the ways in which varying the level of abstraction of tools affects the ability of users to appropriate them. We close ...

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  • Dix, Alan; Ormerod, Tom; Twidale, Michael B.; Sas, Corina; Gomes da Silva, Paula.A.; McKnight, Lorna (2006)
    What would happen if we wrote an Abstract that was the exact opposite of what the paper described? This is a bad idea, but it makes us think more carefully than usual about properties of Abstracts. This paper describes ...

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