Disrupting digital library development with scenario informed design

Fields, Bob ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1117-1844, Blandford, Ann, 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 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2006.07.003)


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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
ISI Impact: 5
Item ID: 52
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Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 16:15
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 18:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/52

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