Summary: Published in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 1995, forthcoming.
Social Activity Indicators: Interface Components for
Mark S. Ackerman
Department of Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92717
Knowing what social activity is occurring within and
through a Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
system is often very useful. This is especially true for
computer-mediated communication systems such as chat
and other synchronous applications. People will attend to
these systems more closely when they know that there is
interesting activity on them.
Interface mechanisms for indicating social activity,