Toward a taxonomy of team performance visualization tools

Zachari Swiecki, David Williamson Shaffer

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Research on teams has become increasingly important due in part to the status of collaborative problem solving as a vital 21st century skill. Much of this research has focused on factors that affect team processes and outcomes, such as the use of team performance visualization tools. Such tools are also valuable to researchers who make inferences from team data or educators who assess teams and plan interventions. This variety of users suggests that studying these tools requires a user-centered approach focusing on affordance relationships. In this paper, we use Epistemic Network Analysis to create a visual representation of the space of affordance relationships for extant team performance visualization tools. We use this space to compare tools, and to demonstrate empirically the dimensions along which they differ. These dimensions suggest a preliminary taxonomy of tools in terms of their affordance relationships for different users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking the Learning in the Digital Age
EditorsJudy Kay, Rosemary Luckin
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467200
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201827 Jun 2018
Conference number: ICLS 2018 (Proceedings) (Proceedings - copies of all volumes) (Website)

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
PublisherUniversity College London (UCL)
ISSN (Print)1814-9316
ISSN (Electronic)1573-4552


ConferenceInternational Conference of the Learning Sciences 2018
Abbreviated title13th
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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