Developing an online community for women in computer and information sciences: A design rationale analysis

Mary Beth Rosson, Elizabeth Thiry, Dejin Zhao, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

We describe the evolutionary development of an online community system designed to support a developmental learning community of women - wConnect. The goal of this community is to engage, connect and support women at different developmental levels with respect to education and career goals in the computer and information sciences. We chronicle the system's development through design rationale motivated our decisions about how to support the online community activities. We present initial design goals, summarize the path we have followed thus far, and present a design rationale account of the decisions influencing this path. We close with a brief summary of wConnect and our future plans for its online community system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2011
Event44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2011Jan 7 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/4/111/7/11

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Rosson, M. B., Thiry, E., Zhao, D., & Carroll, J. M. (2011). Developing an online community for women in computer and information sciences: A design rationale analysis. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010 [5718711] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2011.159