Using the thinkLet framework to improve distributed collaborative writing

P. B. Lowry, Jay F Nunamaker

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This paper uses the thinkLet framework to advance collaborative writing (CW) processes, facilitation techniques and writing technologies. Specifically, the paper proposes critical requirements for CW tools and key CW facilitation considerations in terms of configurations and scripts. Several examples of successful facilitation and CW processes are presented, including case-specific scenarios for group meeting notes, academic articles and corporate strategy documents. These concepts not only advance the facilitation of CW groups but can also encourage such groups to become more self-sustaining over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0769514359
StatePublished - 2002
Event35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2002Jan 10 2002


Other35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Island


  • Collaboration
  • Collaborative tools
  • Communication system control
  • Information management
  • Knowledge management
  • Paper technology
  • Pattern analysis
  • Technology management
  • Voting
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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