Groupware, International Workshop on (2000)
Oct. 18, 2000 to Oct. 20, 2000
K. Becker , Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
A.P.T. Bacelo , Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
GRADD is a group decision support system (GDSS) targeted at asynchronous and distributed meetings. The distinctive features of GRADD are the combination of a rationale model for discussion support, voting techniques for deliberation activities and automatic norm control for process structure definition and control. This paper presents the results of an empirical evaluation of GRADD's functionality with regard to these distinctive features. The experiment, though empirical, enabled us to detect the strong and weak points of the proposed functionality and/or of the current GRADD prototype, and to establish future extensions and improvements.
group decision support systems; GRADD; group decision support system; asynchronous meetings; distributed meetings; rationale model; discussion support; voting techniques; deliberation activities; automatic norm control; process structure definition; process control; system functionality; IBIS model; system evaluation
K. Becker and A. Bacelo, "The Evaluation of GRADD: A GDSS Supporting Asynchronous and Distributed Meetings," Groupware, International Workshop on(CRIWG), Madiera, Portugal, 2000, pp. 19.