"…real, concrete facts about what works …": integrating evaluation and design through patterns

Guy, E.S. (2005) "…real, concrete facts about what works …": integrating evaluation and design through patterns In: Group 2005, 6-9 Nov 2005, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.

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Abstract

Recent CSCW research has focused on methods for evaluating usability, rather than the more problematic evaluation of systems in use. A possible approach to the integration of use, design and evaluation is through the representation of evaluation findings as design-oriented models. A method is described for modeling computer-supported cooperative work and its context: a design patterns language, based on the principles of activity theory. The language is the outcome of an evaluation of the evolving use of tools to support collaborative information sharing, carried out at a global NGO.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Additional Information: This is the author’s version of the paper and is not for re-distribution. The final version is published by the ACM in the Proceedings of GROUP’05, November 6–9, 2005, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. Copyright 2005 ACM.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modeling computer-supported cooperative work; evaluation; activity theory; pattern languages; activity patterns
Subjects: G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G400 Computing
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Interactive Technologies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Guy
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2112

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