Understanding the academic environments : from field study to design

Vyas, Dhaval, de Groot, Spencer, & van der Veer, Gerrit C. (2006) Understanding the academic environments : from field study to design. In Rizzo, Antonio, Grote, Gudela, & Wong, William (Eds.) Proceedings of 13th Eurpean Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ACM, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 119-120.

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Ethnographic methods have been widely used for requirements elicitation purposes in systems design, especially when the focus is on understanding users? social, cultural and political contexts. Designing an on-line search engine for peer-reviewed papers could be a challenge considering the diversity of its end users coming from different educational and professional disciplines. This poster describes our exploration of academic research environments based on different in situ methods such as contextual interviews, diary-keeping, job-shadowing, etc. The data generated from these methods is analysed using a qualitative data analysis software and subsequently is used for developing personas that could be used as a requirements specification tool.

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ID Code: 71304
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Persona, Design, Ethnography
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 ACM
Deposited On: 11 May 2014 22:58
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 20:08

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