Date of Original Version

Spring 2012



Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

Gumbo is a web application that supports the creation of impromptu collaborative workspaces on the Carnegie Mellon University campus. The application prompts students to share information about what they are working on and where on campus they are working. Students may join others in a workspace for the purpose of maintaining focus and productivity, collecting feedback on a creative project, or collaborating on group work. This project describes the creation of Gumbo, from early user research through the development of a final prototype.


Advisor: Larry Heinmann

Department of Information Systems