In my previous life, in the Work Practice & Technology group at Xerox PARC, I worked as a research computer scientist. Our group conducted studies of work practice with a focus on changing technological and organizational environments. Our way of working often involved participatory design interventions with participants at the work site. My last project, together with Lucy Suchman and Jeanette Blomberg, was conducted at the California Department of Transportation. In collaboration with the members of a bridge design team, we built a web-based scanned document repository giving them online access to their engineering "project files." See the paper "Moving document collections online" which we presented at ECSCW'99 (full reference given below).
For details on my educational and professional background and a more complete list of publications, see my vitae. My research interests have included participatory design and the evolution of tailorable computer systems, document repositories and document classification systems, connections between social science and system design, hypermedia and open object-oriented system design, computer support for collaboration, and human-computer interaction.
Outside of work, I serve on the board of the East European Folklife Center, a non-profit devoted to educating the general public about Balkan music, dance and culture, particularly in the form of their wonderful music and dance camps each summer. I belong to the Balkan bands, Rumeli where I play accordion and percussion, Zaedno where I play percussion and bass, Brass Menagerie where I play accordion and baritone horn, and a chorus, Mosaic. I also love jazz (that's Thelonius Monk up there above my head) and try to keep up my piano chops...
Like most of the rest of the web, this page is forever under construction.
Grønbæk, K., & Trigg, R. H. (1999). From web to workplace: Designing open hypermedia systems. MIT Press.
Trigg, R. H., Blomberg, J., & Suchman, L. (1999). Moving document collections online: The evolution of a shared repository. Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW'99). S. Bødker, M. Kyng, K. Schmidt (eds.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer. 331-350.
Suchman, L., Blomberg, J., Orr, J. E., & Trigg, R. (1999). Reconstructing technologies as social practice. American Behavioral Scientist, 43(3), 392-408.
Trigg, R. H. (1996). Hypermedia as integration: Recollections, reflections and exhortations. Keynote address: Hypertext '96 Conference, Washington, DC.
Blomberg, J., Suchman, L., & Trigg, R. (1996). Reflections on a Work-Oriented Design Project. Human-Computer Interaction, 11(3), 237-265. Earlier version appeared in R. Trigg, S. I. Anderson, & E. Dykstra-Erickson (Eds.), Proceedings of Participatory Design Conference (PDC'94). Palo Alto, CA, October. Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, P.O. Box 717, Palo Alto, CA 94302-0717, 99-109.
Grønbæk, K., & Trigg, R. H. (1996). Toward a Dexter-based model for open hypermedia: Unifying embedded references and link objects. In Proceedings of Hypertext'96. Washington, DC, March 10-14. ACM Press, 149-160.
Blomberg, J., Suchman, L., & Trigg, R. (1995). Back to Work: Renewing Old Agendas for Cooperative Design. In Proceedings of Third Decennial Conference on Computers in Context: Joining Forces in Design. Aarhus, Denmark, August 14-18.
Trigg, R. H., & Bødker, S. (1994). From implementation to design: Tailoring and the emergence of systematization in CSCW. In R. Furuta & C. Neuwirth (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'94). New York: ACM Press, 45-54.
Grønbæk, K., & Trigg, R. H. (1994). Design issues for a Dexter- based hypermedia system. Communications of the ACM, 37(2), 40-49.
Suchman, L., & Trigg, R. (1993). Artificial Intelligence as Craftwork. In S. Chaiklin & J. Lave (Eds.), Understanding Practice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 144-178.
Suchman, L., & Trigg, R. H. (1991). Understanding Practice: Video as a Medium for Reflection and Design. In J. Greenbaum & M. Kyng (Eds.), Design at Work: Cooperative Design of Computer Systems. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 65-89.
Trigg, R. H. (1991). From trailblazing to guided tours: The legacy of Vannevar Bush's vision of hypertext use. In P. D. Kahn & J. Nyce (Eds.), From Memex to Hypertext: Vannevar Bush and the Mind's Machine. Academic Press.
Trigg, R. H. (1988). Guided Tours and Tabletops: Tools for Communicating in a Hypertext Environment. In Proceedings of ACM CSCW'88 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. New York: ACM Press, 216-226.
Trigg, R. H., & Irish, P. M. (1987). Hypertext Habitats: Experiences of Writers in NoteCards. In ACM Hypertext'87 Proceedings. New York: ACM Press, 89-108.
Trigg, R. H., Moran, T. P., & Halasz, F. G. (1987). Adaptability and Tailorability in NoteCards. In Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT'87: Human-Computer Interaction , 723-728.
Trigg, R. H. (1983). A Network-Based Approach to Text Handling for the Online Scientific Community. Ph.D. Thesis, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Maryland (University Microfilms #8429934), November.