IntrotoCSCW - CS5734 CSCW Spring Semester 2007 Meeting Room...

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CS5734: CSCW Spring Semester, 2007
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Meeting Room after Today We will meet in KWII, Room 127 after today.
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Class Personnel Professor: Deborah Tatar KWII, room 123, [email protected] Office hours: TTh 2-3 or by appointment GTA: Kibum Kim KWII, room 117 Office hours: TBA or by appointment
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What is CSCW? Why are you taking this class? Questionnaire.
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What is CSCW? This class is about groups of people doing things with technology. This class is about people and how we come to know about people. ==> Most engineering is about knowledge and control . <== ==>CSCW is about conjecture and influence .<==
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==> Most engineering is about knowledge and control . <== ==>CSCW is about conjecture and influence .<== This means that competence in CSCW is really really different from competence in other bits of engineering. Really really different.
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WARNING: IF YOU EXPECT SIMPLE ANSWERS AND SIMPLE MODELS, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED & HATE THIS CLASS. IF YOU BELIEVE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION, & ANALYSIS CAN ONLY INVOLVE ENGINEERING PROBLEMS, PLEASE, DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS! Zones of Engineering Focus Influence Control No Control Influence Control No Control Zones of CSCW Focus
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Also--- Optimization (engineering goal) Satisficing Multiple Goals(CSCW) i.e. setting an aspiration level which, if achieved, will make you happy enough, and if you don't, trying to change either your aspiration level or your decision. These "rules of thumb" are the utmost agents can achieve in the "bounded" and uncertain real world. (Simon)
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What is CSCW? CSCW differs from HCI because our concern is not individuals but groups. However, its concerns, technologies, conferences,
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2008 for the course CS 5734 taught by Professor Dtatar during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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IntrotoCSCW - CS5734 CSCW Spring Semester 2007 Meeting Room...

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