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Activity-centric support for ad hoc knowledge work: a case study of co-activity manager

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Activity-centric support for ad hoc knowledge work : a case study of co-activity manager. / Houben, Steven; Bardram, Jakob E; Vermeulen, Jo; Luyten, Kris; Coninx, Karin.

CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2013. p. 2263-2272.

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Houben, S, Bardram, JE, Vermeulen, J, Luyten, K & Coninx, K 2013, Activity-centric support for ad hoc knowledge work: a case study of co-activity manager. in CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 2263-2272. https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2481312

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Houben, S., Bardram, J. E., Vermeulen, J., Luyten, K., & Coninx, K. (2013). Activity-centric support for ad hoc knowledge work: a case study of co-activity manager. In CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2263-2272). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2481312

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Houben S, Bardram JE, Vermeulen J, Luyten K, Coninx K. Activity-centric support for ad hoc knowledge work: a case study of co-activity manager. In CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM. 2013. p. 2263-2272 https://doi.org/10.1145/2470654.2481312

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Houben, Steven ; Bardram, Jakob E ; Vermeulen, Jo ; Luyten, Kris ; Coninx, Karin. / Activity-centric support for ad hoc knowledge work : a case study of co-activity manager. CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2013. pp. 2263-2272

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