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Time to get used to usability (24 Jun 2005)
Basically, we're not very good at getting people to work together in teams, and we're not very good at encouraging respect among the different disciplines who come together to form these teams.

There's a major project on distributed working taking place within the collaborative Cambridge-MIT Institute.

David Good from the CMI talked about their findings so far, and the difficulty of ensuring that people who are working together actually understand each other and appreciate the value that other professions bring to projects.

He's optimistic that solutions exist to the bigger problems, but I've worked in enough teams, some distributed, some not, to be rather more sceptical about their chances.
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