What Still Matters about Distance?
Gary and Judy Olson, UC Irvine
Seminar on People, Computers, and Design
Stanford University May 1, 2009
Almost a decade ago Olson and Olson (2000) summarized the challenges to working in a geographically distributed team. Despite these challenges, such teams are increasingly common in many organizations. Where are we now, and where are we likely to be going? There has been a decade of new research, and a variety of new technologies have appeared. Have some of the challenges been reduced? Are there prospects for future reduction? The talk will briefly summarize the "Distance Matters" story, then bring it up to date and project it forward to the coming years.
Gary Olson is Donald Bren Professor of Information and Computer Science at the University of California at Irvine. His research investigates the socio-technical factors involved in geographically-distributed science and engineering. He is a co-editor and co-author of a number of chapters in the forthcoming book Scientific Collaboration on the Internet, which includes a theory of remote collaboration and a number of case examples. He is an ACM Fellow, a member of the CHI Academy, and a winner of the CHI Lifetime Achievement Award (with Judy). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Olson is Donald Bren Professor of Information and Computer Science with appointments also in the Merage School of Business and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California at Irvine. Her research interests are in the area of distance work, doing fieldwork, laboratory experiments, and agent-based modeling of collaborations in science, engineering, non-profits, and corporations. She is co-author of a number of chapters in the forthcoming book, Scientific Collaboration on the Internet, including the theory of remote scientific collaboration and several case studies.She is an ACM Fellow, a member of the CHI Academy, and a winner of the CHI Lifetime Achievement Award (with Gary). Email: email@example.com
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