Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences


Proposals Submission Deadline: 4/30/2008

Full Chapters Due: 8/31/2008

Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design:
Emerging Trends in User Experiences

A book edited by Scott Rummler and Dr. Kwong-Bor Ng, CUNY Queens College

Collaboration is a form of electronic communication in which individuals work on the same documents or processes over a period of time. The Web is considered one of the first examples of collaboration in the digital age, and today, collaboration is often discussed in the context of Electronic Content Management Systems (ECM) and other content-rich social computing tools. When applied to technologies development, collaboration often has a focus on user-centered design and rapid prototyping, with a strong people-orientation. Common functionalities include Wikis, interactive message boards, social bookmarking, electronic negotiation and collaborative filtering. This book will examine the topic from a wide variety of viewpoints, including Information and Library Science, IT consulting, and education.

Objective of the Book
This will be the only publication that addresses collaboration in all of its forms. It will offer a fresh perspective on the Web by viewing it as basically the response for a need for collaboration. The book will have a wide range of authors whose expertise is assembled in no other place, from emerging IT, to user experience design, to ECM systems.

Most of the major recent IT developments (the Web, the iPhone, ECM systems) have arisen directly or indirectly out of a need for collaboration. Collaboration is now being seen as desirable in itself, so it is likely that the next big thing in the IT space will involve collaborative technologies. This publication will allow experts with diverse backgrounds to combine their expertise for the first time. The authors and their associates will form a natural base for discussing and promoting the book, and can be expected to be enthusiastic.

Target Audience
The book is expected to extend the current audience for research on the topicby attracting business practitioners and a percentage of additional diverse technology readers. Major groups include: scholars in the field of Information Science, business users of ECM systems, educators seeking collaborative learning experiences, IT sociologists, Information Architects, User Experience Designers, experts who study the effect of technology on society, business consultants.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Adaptive Interface


Best Practices in Collaboration

Collaborative Authoring (e.g., Wiki)

Collaboration in Library Settings

Collaboration in Handheld Devices

Collaboration in Manufacturing

Collaboration in Product Design

Collaboration in Research and Development

Collaboration in Smart Appliances

Collaboration in the Healthcare Industry

Collaboration in Usability Engineering

Collaboration in User-designed Content

Collaboration in User-generated Content

Collaborative Technology: Theory, Applications, and Trends

Context Awareness

Designing Spaces for Collaboration

Disruptive Collaborative Technologies

E-Learning Implementations in the New York City School System

Electronic Content Management Systems and Collaboration

Emerging Collaboration Technologies

Emerging technology in Collaboration

Future Directions in Collaboration

Future Trends in Collaborative Technologies

Information Architecture for Collaboration

IT Consulting for Collaboration

Library 2.0 and Collaboration

Models for Permissions in Collaboration

Social Group Theory of Collaboration

Social tagging and folksonomy

The Design of Collaborative Technology Spaces

The history of collaboration

Theoretical foundations of collaboration

Usability Factors in Collaboration

User Experience Design for Collaboration

Web 2.0 and Collaboration

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2008, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 31, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 31, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

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