Collaboration has become extremely critical in this world of ever increasing specialization and increasingly global connections among people. The process leading up to collaboration and the development of collaborative relationships, however, has not yet been formalized as such.
This Framework is a formal approach to understand human interactions and allied components which lead to collaboration. It consists of five successive steps.
We believe this methodology will clarify and strengthen the iterative processes of designers, scholars and researchers, making it easier to decompose, dissect, study and design a broad class of solutions dealing with the processes involved in developing collaboration and the quality of collaboration. In addition, the framework has been looked at through the lens of a scenario and an existing application, thereby providing a basis for evaluation of the framework.