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Analysing Meeting Records: An Ethnographic Study and Technological Implications

Analysing Meeting Records: An Ethnographic Study and Technological Implications

This video was recorded at 2nd Joint Workshop on Multimodal Interaction and Related Machine Learning Algorithms, Edinburgh 2005. Whilst there has been substantial research into technology to support meetings, there has been relatively little study of how meeting participants currently make records and how these records are used to direct collective and individual actions outside the meeting. This paper empirically investigates current meeting recording practices to determine how these might be better supported by technology. Our main findings were that participants create two types of meeting record. Public records are a collectively negotiated contract of decisions and commitments. Personal records, in contrast, are a highly personalised reminding tool, recording both actions and the... Show More

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