Disrupting digital library development with scenario informed design

Fields, Bob and Blandford, Ann and Furniss, Dominic and Keith, Suzette (2007) Disrupting digital library development with scenario informed design. Interacting With Computers, 19 (1). pp. 70-82. ISSN 0953-5438

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Abstract

Reports a study of introducing scenario-based methods on two Digital Library projects, where developers constructed scenario descriptions to aid their design discussion and reflection. Scenarios initially had the effect of disrupting established ways of working. A rigorous analysis of observed design meetings revealed differences in perspective between a ‘user centred' approach and practical, function-oriented concerns of developers. The compromise reached was scenario-informed design: scenarios were generated to reason about the use of selected system functions, helping to create productive common ground between perspectives. The findings will be important for those researching scenario-based methods and introducing such approaches into design practice.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2008 16:15
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