A finger on the pulse: Temporal rhythms and information seeking in medical work

Madhu Reddy*, Paul Dourish

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Most cooperative work takes place in information-rich environments. However, studies of "information work" tend to focus on the decontextualized access and retrieval problems faced by individual information seekers. Our work is directed towards understanding how information management is seamlessly integrated into the course of everyday activities. Drawing on an ethnographic study of medical work, we explore the relationship between information and temporal, coordination and discuss the role of temporal patterns or "rhythms" in providing individuals with the means to coordinate information and work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Pages344-353
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventThe eight Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2002) - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2002Nov 20 2002

Other

OtherThe eight Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2002)
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period11/16/0211/20/02

Keywords

  • Information seeking
  • Medical work
  • Rhythms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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