This document is meant as a discussion for the Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA) of distributed collaboration. A CWA consists of multiple phases that systematically analyze the constraints for work, agents, organizational, and activities. Its intent is to guide the design of the virtual collaborative environment and tools to best support and facilitate the functions of the WoSCR community. These linked pages will present the current analyses for each phase in order to collect comments and input from the research team.
Phase I - Work Domain Analysis identifies the activity-independent constraints of the work domain. A description of each of the levels in the figure is found below. Please provide your input and discussion for each level and any general comments, suggestions, or questions you might have.
This document is meant as a discussion page on the work organization analysis relating to the CWA of distributed collaboration created and distributed by Jeff Hansberger. Please provide comments and your input on the:
1) Work situations
2) Work tasks
3) Relevance of the work tasks across the work situations
The Domain Functions were taken from the Work Domain Analysis and the work tasks were defined by Tuckman's and others' description of the tasks involved in each of the collaboration stages. The work situations were defined through an assessment of the general situations for the WoSCR community. The situation set defined here is one possible set of relevant situations. Your input on the relevance and how representative they are is needed.