Well-Connected: Promoting Collaboration by Effective Networking

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Abstract

We have developed a method and system that uses mutually agreed problem structuring and self-selection to bring together meeting attendees with complementary interests. The method builds upon previous tools which facilitate structuring and to these we have added method and assistive technology that both facilitates selection, and that records and displays ‘connections’ in real-time. We have developed these methods over a number of major networking events and discovered that participants both enjoyed this targetted approach and found that it produced more effective collaboration opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages90-93
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450339506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2016
Event19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 27 Feb 20162 Mar 2016

Conference

Conference19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Abbreviated titleCSCW 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period27/02/162/03/16

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Facilitation
  • Meeting Tools
  • Visualization
  • Group Awareness

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    Robb, D., Methven, T., Padilla, S., & Chantler, M. J. (2016). Well-Connected: Promoting Collaboration by Effective Networking. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 90-93). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2818052.2874333