14. communication and collaboration models

EXERCISE 14.6 [extra - not in book]

What are the benefits and limitations of using adjacency pairs as a model for the design of computer-mediated communication systems?

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A key advantage of using adjacency pairs as model is simplicity - straight forward turn taking - respond to one utterance with a paired utterance. A key problem is the restrictiveness. Actual conversation is more flexible than this suggests - CMC probably needs to be too.

Other exercises in this chapter

ex.14.1 (ans), ex.14.2 (ans), ex.14.3 (tut), ex.14.4 (tut), ex.14.5 (tut), ex.14.6 (tut), ex.14.7 (tut)

all exercises for this chapter