Using Slack for synchronous and asynchronous communication in a global design project

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Abstract

Innovations in technology and the growth of the global economy are changing the way companies work. With an increasing number of workers distributed across the world, the communication tools teams have traditionally used are transforming to suit these changes [1]. Design educators are aware of these changes and design students are responding by using communication tools familiar to them. This paper examines the use of the increasingly popular cloud-based team collaboration tool, Slack [2] in the context of a Global Design Project and assesses some of its benefits and drawbacks compared to other communication technologies available, including social media. Educators who seek to provide guidance for students, and students who seek to learn about tools that are increasingly being adopted by businesses that need to effectively communicate asynchronously will be interested in this assessment of Slack and this paper’s recommendations for its application in similar work.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Community : Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E & PDE 2017
Place of PublicationBristol
Pages346-351
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781904670841
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2017
Event19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE 2017 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017

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Conference19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE 2017
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period7/09/178/09/17

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Keywords

  • a/synchronous communication
  • Slack
  • social media
  • industrial design
  • communication tools

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White, K., Grierson, H., & Wodehouse, A. (2017). Using Slack for synchronous and asynchronous communication in a global design project. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community : Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E & PDE 2017 (pp. 346-351). Bristol.
White, Kim ; Grierson, Hilary ; Wodehouse, Andrew. / Using Slack for synchronous and asynchronous communication in a global design project. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community : Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E & PDE 2017. Bristol, 2017. pp. 346-351
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White, K, Grierson, H & Wodehouse, A 2017, Using Slack for synchronous and asynchronous communication in a global design project. in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community : Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E & PDE 2017. Bristol, pp. 346-351, 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE 2017, Oslo, Norway, 7/09/17.

Using Slack for synchronous and asynchronous communication in a global design project. / White, Kim; Grierson, Hilary; Wodehouse, Andrew.

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community : Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E & PDE 2017. Bristol, 2017. p. 346-351.

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White K, Grierson H, Wodehouse A. Using Slack for synchronous and asynchronous communication in a global design project. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community : Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E & PDE 2017. Bristol. 2017. p. 346-351