Experiments with Oval: A Radically Tailorable Tool for Cooperative Work
AbstractThis paper describes a series of tests of the generality of a "radically tailorable" tool for cooperative work. Users of this system can create applications by combining and modifying four kinds of building blocks: objects, views, agents, and links. We found that user-level tailoring of these primitives can provide most of the functionality found in well-known cooperative work systems such as gIBIS, Coordinator, Lotus Notes, and Information Lens. These primitives, therefore, appear to provide an elementary "tailoring language" out of which a wide variety of integrated information management and collaboration applications can be constructed by end users.
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- Malone, Thomas W. & Lai, Kum-Yew. & Fry, Christopher., 1992. "Experiments with OVAL : a radically tailorable tool for cooperative work," Working papers #132. Working paper (Sloa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.
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