Collaborator: Dongqiu Qian

NetDraw is a drawing program that employs a server-client architecture to provide a shared drawing environment for collaborative design. NetDraw goes beyond conventional shared whiteboard applications in its support for design history, concurrency control, groups and constraints, and ephemeral gesture objects. Small and simple, users learn it quickly, NetDraw is designed to run on small platforms such as handheld computers. We describe NetDraw’s features and an early evaluation of its use.


1999  Collaborative Design with NetDraw. Qian, Dongqiu, and Mark Gross. In Computers in Building: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 213-226. CAAD Futures. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999. [pdf]