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User Activity

Figure 13 shows an example of a how user activity is currently visualized. It is available to users of CASCADE as the private eye function, although its primary purpose is to aid researcher in understanding connection patters for the purpose of developing agents that might have to analyze this data stream. In its intermediate form, the analysis shows the number and duration of CASCADE sessions for any group or subgroup of users over any number of days and over any period during the day. A histogram of current connection time at the bottom of the display shows possible good times for setting up synchronous meetings. The data might also be used to better understand which users are active on the project and who is inactive, etc.

Figure 13: User Connection Visualization

Michael Spring
Mon Dec 16 14:39:59 EST 1996