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SWIM: An Alternative Interface for MSN Messenger

Tran, Minh Hong and Raikundalia, Gitesh K and Yang, Yun (2007) SWIM: An Alternative Interface for MSN Messenger. In: 8th Australasian User Interface Conference, 2007, Ballarat, Australia.

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The research of the authors investigates an alternative interface for Instant Messaging (IM). This paper presents SWIM (SWinburne Instant Messaging), an IM tool that is developed based on MSN Messenger. SWIM presents an innovative interface design that combines the conventional sequential interface with the adaptive threaded interface. In addition, SWIM supports persistent conversation which facilitates users' participation to a group conversation. The integrated interface and support for persistent conversation allow SWIM to be used both as a convenient tool for social conversation and as an effective tool for task-oriented group discussion. In this paper, we discuss the design approach of SWIM, describe details of our implementation technique, and report a preliminary evaluation of SWIM. The evaluation shows that SWIM holds great promise in supporting group conversation..

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Published as Tran, M.H., Yang, Y. and Raikundalia, G.K. (2007). SWIM: An Alternative Interface for MSN Messenger. In Proc. Eighth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2007), Ballarat, Australia. CRPIT, 64. Piekarski, W. and Plimmer, B., Eds., ACS. 55-62.

Uncontrolled Keywords: sequential interface; threaded interface; group conversation; instant messaging; IM; SWIM
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
RFCD Classification > 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:39
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/622
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