Groupware, International Workshop on (2001)
Sept. 6, 2001 to Sept. 8, 2001
Pascal Molli , LORIA
Hala Skaf-Molli , LORIA
Christophe Bouthier , LORIA
Abstract: Awareness widgets facilitate coordination for both synchronous and asynchronous groupware systems. Unfortunately, they cannot be used for multi-synchronous groupware systems, where people work simultaneously but disconnected on the same project. With a group of architects, we have designed a new awareness widget for multi-synchronous groupware system called "State Treemap ". This widget shows the divergence states of shared objects using Shneiderman's treemap visualization. We have developed and integrated this widget in a platform for hosting virtual teams of architects. In this paper; we describe the motivations, the design and the realization of this original widget.
H. Skaf-Molli, P. Molli and C. Bouthier, "State Treemap: An Awareness Widget for Multi-Synchronous Groupware," Groupware, International Workshop on(CRIWG), Darmstadt, Germany, 2001, pp. 0106.