Summer Social Webshop 2012
David MacDonald, University of Washington
The presentation will describe how our ongoing research project seeks to design socially translucent tools for Wikipedia. It will begin with a discussion of social translucence as a design approach for collaborative systems, focusing particularly on web-based contributor systems like Wikipedia. We will then describe and demonstrate a proxied system, Re:Flex, developed and currently deployed at the University of Washington. This discussion will include details about the design of architectures to realize social translucence, the structure and functionality of Re:Flex. The last portion of the talk will preview the next generation of Re:Flex and our work to extend principles of social translucence to understand the behavior of groups in WikiProjects.