Community Bar Places for Collaboration

McEwan, G. and Greenberg, S. (2005)
Community Bar Places for Collaboration. In Luigina Ciolfi, Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Liam Bannon (Eds.) Workshop Proceedings Settings for Collaboration: The Role of Place, held in conjunction with ECSCW'2005, Paris, September 18. Poster included with paper.

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Abstract

Community Bar is groupware supporting informal awareness and casual interaction for small social worlds: groups of people with common purposes. Its conceptual design is primarily based on a sociological theory called the Locales Framework, with extra details supplied by the Focus/Nimbus model of awareness. Community Bar supports how communities of ad-hoc and long-standing groups are built and sustained within multiple locales: electronic spaces that offer groups the site and means for maintaining awareness of one another and for rapidly moving into interaction. This includes a person's lightweight management of his or her membership in multiple locales, as well as ones varying engagement with the people and artefacts within them.

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@INCOLLECTION { 2005-CBPlaces.ECSCWWorkshop,
CLASS = { WORKSHOP },
AUTHOR = { McEwan, G. and Greenberg, S. },
TITLE = { Community Bar Places for Collaboration },
BOOKTITLE = { Workshop Proceedings Settings for Collaboration: The Role of Place, held in conjunction with ECSCW'2005 },
EDITOR = { Luigina Ciolfi, Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Liam Bannon },
YEAR = { 2005 },
MONTH = { September 18 },
ADDRESS = { Paris },
NOTE = { Poster included with paper },
}