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      An Investigation into the use of Field Methods in the Design and Evaluation of Interactive Systems

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      People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction (HCI)

      Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

      1 - 5 September 2008

      Field ethods, User Centered Design, Survey, Ethnography

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            This paper reports the results of an international web-based survey on the use of field studies in the design and evaluation of interactive systems, which was conducted between December 2006 and February 2007. The results suggest that the advantages and disadvantages of field methods are generally well understood, but guidance is needed in their application and use. Field studies were most frequently used for understanding context, and respondents preferred a more varied approach to method use rather than following a defined methodology such as Contextual Design. Observations were rated as the most effective technique overall, although interviews appeared to be more frequently used. Significant areas of further improvement for field methods were identified as improvements in data collection/analysis tools and improvements in adaptability of methods.

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            Conference
            September 2008
            September 2008
            : 99-108
            Affiliations
            [0001]University of Sunderland

            Sunderland, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2008.10
            9602d4b2-5432-46cf-8855-9737168754c2
            © Kelly Monahan et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

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            People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
            HCI
            22
            Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
            1 - 5 September 2008
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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