Live Writing

Principal Investigator: Sang Won Lee, Ph.d. Candidate, University of Michigan

Faculty Advisor:
Georg Essl, Asst. Professor, University of Michigan
Walter Lasecki, Asst. Professor, University of Michigan
Steve Oney, Asst. Professor, University of Michigan
Judy Dyer, Lecturer, University of Michigan

Invitation to Participate in a Research Study

We invite you to be part of a research study about the effectiveness of a real-time replay of writing. You are being asked to be a volunteer in a research study. This research survey is being conducted by Sang Won Lee from the University of Michigan. This study is about . You are not likely to benefit directly from participation. Through this study, we hope to understand the effect of the real-time display of a writing session and explore how it can improve the process of context comprehension in writing and and programming, especially for co-authoring situation. The findings from this study will benefit collaboratve workspace in general. Your participation in this research study is voluntary. Although you may not directly benefit from being in this study, the results of this study will help guide the design of the replaying function of a writing interface.

Risks and Discomforts of Participation

The risks and discomfort associated with participation in this study are no greater than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during a typical programming session. You will be asked to sit at a desk and work on a computer, which should present minimal risk. We will be able to adjust the workspace to fit your comfort.

Compensation for Participation

There is no compensation to you for participating in the survey. There are no costs to you.


The following procedures will be followed to keep your personal information confidential in this study: The data collected about you will be kept private to the extent allowed by law. Your name and any other fact that might idenfity you will not appear when results of this study are presented or published. It is possible that other people may need to see the information you give us as part of the study, such as organizations responsible for making sure the research is done safely and properly like the University of Michigan, government offices or the study sponsor.

Storage and Future Use of Data

We will store your data on a secure computer. Your name and other identifying information will be stored in a secured server. Only you, the principal investigator, faculty advisor, and co-investigator will have access to the replay log data unless you share the replay link with others. Research data may be shared with other investigators but will never contain any information that could identify you.

Voluntary Nature of the Study

Participating in this study is completely voluntary. You may change your mind and stop at any time. Please send us an email that indicates that you want to opt out from the study with the replay link. If you decide to withdraw before this study is completed, we will dispose of all of the copies of the data you generated during the study.

Contact Information for the Study Team

If you have questions about this research, including questions about scheduling or your compensation for participating, Please contact Sang Won Lee, snaglee [at]
        University of Michigan
        Computer Science and Engineering
        2260 Hayward St,
        Ann Arbor, MI 48109
        Email:	snaglee [at]
        Website :

Contact Information for Questions about Your Rights as a Research Participant

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or wish to obtain information, ask questions or discuss any concerns about this study with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact the:
      University of Michigan Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board
      2800 Plymouth Road
      Building 520, Room 1169
      Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
      Phone:  (734) 936-0933 or toll free, (866) 936-0933
      Email:	irbhsbs [at]