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Colloquium - DiGiano

Designing the Sharing of Google Docs: Why It's So Hard to Get It Right
Google, Inc.

One of the most loved feature of Google Docs is the ability to share your work with collaborators. Yet, this feature also creates some of the most confusion. In this talk I'll review how sharing currently works in Google Docs, the basic authentication mechanisms, and the user interfaces we provide to control sharing. I'll talk about the design decisions that went into the recently overhauled Sharing Dialog, and how there's still much room for improvement.

Christopher DiGiano (User Interface Software Engineer, Google Docs) develops code for the "doclist" that lets users browse and share their documents on-line. He has a background in collaborative tool building, especially for education. Chris holds an adjoint appointment in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder where he received his PhD in 1996. He earned a master's degree in 1992 from the University of Toronto and a bachelor's degree in 1990 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris is the editor of the book Educating Learning Technology Designers published by Routledge.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)