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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 6 Issue 4, Oct. 1988

gIBIS: a hypertext tool for exploratory policy discussion
Jeff Conklin, Michael L. Begeman
Pages: 303-331
DOI: 10.1145/58566.59297
This paper describes an application-specific hypertext system designed to facilitate the capture of early design deliberations. It implements a specific method, called Issue Based Information Systems (IBIS), which has been developed for use on...

Object lens: a “spreadsheet” for cooperative work
Kum-Yew Lai, Thomas W. Malone, Keh-Chiang Yu
Pages: 332-353
DOI: 10.1145/58566.59298
Object Lens allows unsophisticated computer users to create their own cooperative work applications using a set of simple, but powerful, building blocks. By defining and modifying templates for various semistructured objects, users can represent...

Work group structures and computer support: a field experiment
J. D. Eveland, T. K. Bikson
Pages: 354-379
DOI: 10.1145/58566.58568
It is frequently suggested that work groups that have computer technology to support activities such as text editing, data manipulation, and communication develop systematically different structures and working processes from groups that rely on...

Diversity in the use of electronic mail: a preliminary inquiry
Wendy E. Mackay
Pages: 380-397
DOI: 10.1145/58566.58567
This paper describes a series of interviews that examine the ways that professional office workers use electronic mail to manage their daily work. The purpose is to generate hypotheses for future research. A number of implications for the design...

Guided tours and tabletops: tools for communicating in a hypertext environment
Randall H. Trigg
Pages: 398-414
DOI: 10.1145/58566.59299
The author of a complex hypertext document is often faced with the problem of conveying the document's meaning to future readers through a shared computer environment. Two tools implemented in the NoteCards hypertext environment, guided tours...