Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, JCMC 4 (4), 1999
Distributed Research Teams: Meeting Asynchronously in Virtual Space
Lai Adams, Lori Toomey, Elizabeth Churchill
As computer networks improve, more social and work interactions are carried out “virtually” by geographically separated group members. In this paper we discuss the design of a tool, PAVE, to support remote work interactions among colleagues in different time zones.
PAVE extends a 2D graphical MOO and supports synchronous and asynchronous interactions.
PAVE logs and indexes activities in the space. This capture facility enables playback and augmentation of meeting interactions by non-collocated group members. Thus, members can participate asynchronously in meetings they could not attend in real time, not just review them.