A new study from Computer Standards and Interfaces seems to indicate that for collaborative, non-face to face tasks, we do much better communicating via IM rather than email:
“On average, the IM teams produced one more idea than those using email. The researchers suggests this may be due to the speed of IM compare to email.”
Obviously, face to face interactions are probably best, but the findings are interesting nonetheless. How about you – what’s your preferred smartmaking communicative technology of choice? Thoughts in the comments.
Is IM better for brainstorming? [NewScientist.com]