"Don't forget to put the cat out" - or why collaborative authoring software and everyday writing pass one another by

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105975
Title:
"Don't forget to put the cat out" - or why collaborative authoring software and everyday writing pass one another by
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; Maynard, Sally
Citation:
"Don't forget to put the cat out" - or why collaborative authoring software and everyday writing pass one another by 1995, 1:135-153 New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Research
Journal:
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Research
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105975
Submitted date:
2006-07-13
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Maynard, S. (1995) Don't forget to put the cat out! Why collaborative hypermedia and everyday writing pass one another by. The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Research, 1, 135-153. Abstract: Hypermedia technology is seen as offering potentially innovative support for the process of writing as much as information access and reading. However, authoring enviroments to date have had little impact in the realâ world production of text. One possible reason is our poor conceptualisation of current writing practice. In the present paper, 31 adult writers kept diaries of their writing activities over the course of one week. The results indicate that for most pople, real world writing is a short communicative act aimed at a limited audience and that technological support for such writing is less likely to resemble a hypermedia workstation than a portable personal communication device. Implications for work in the design of authoring tools are developed.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Libraries; Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies; Information Architecture

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaynard, Sallyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-13T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:37:36Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-07-13en_US
dc.identifier.citation"Don't forget to put the cat out" - or why collaborative authoring software and everyday writing pass one another by 1995, 1:135-153 New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Researchen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105975-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Maynard, S. (1995) Don't forget to put the cat out! Why collaborative hypermedia and everyday writing pass one another by. The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Research, 1, 135-153. Abstract: Hypermedia technology is seen as offering potentially innovative support for the process of writing as much as information access and reading. However, authoring enviroments to date have had little impact in the realâ world production of text. One possible reason is our poor conceptualisation of current writing practice. In the present paper, 31 adult writers kept diaries of their writing activities over the course of one week. The results indicate that for most pople, real world writing is a short communicative act aimed at a limited audience and that technological support for such writing is less likely to resemble a hypermedia workstation than a portable personal communication device. Implications for work in the design of authoring tools are developed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Architectureen_US
dc.title"Don't forget to put the cat out" - or why collaborative authoring software and everyday writing pass one another byen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalNew Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Researchen_US
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