David Macdonald - "Design Exploration To Realize Social Translucence In Wikipedia" - Ssw12012

Published on Oct. 20, 2012

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.