A Seven-Layer Model of Collaboration

Separation of concerns for designers of collaboration systems

The subtitle tells us what it’s all about. The whole model is about separating the concerns. This model enables a design of a collaboration system without the necessity to be fully aware of the whole system at any time. The goals dictate the products, the products demand certain activities, collaboration techniques use specific tools etc.

The following figure summarizes the paper by Robert O. Briggs, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Douglas R. Dean, Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Conan Albrecht, and Stephan Lukosch.

A Seven-Layer Model of Collaboration

For everybody who wants to learn this by heart – forget it – it’s dead easy. Think about it this way:

A Seven-Layer Model of Collaboration - Process

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