The memoirs of two survivors: or evaluation of a computer system for cooperative work

Gro Bjerknes, Tone Bratteteig

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The paper you hold in your hands tells the story of the last evaluation meeting in the Florence project. The Florence project delt with use of computers in nurses' daily work, and in the project a small and rather simple computer system was developed. The computer system was intended to support cooperative aspects of the nurses' work. During the evaluation meeting it turned out that the nurses find the system useful, even though they cannot fully explain why. Thus we may say that we survived The Ultimate Test of the computer system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW '88 - Proceedings of the 1988 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0897912829, 9780897912822
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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