Understanding Users In Context: An In-Depth Introduction to Fieldwork for User Centered Design

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There is increased awareness of the need for design to be driven by deep understanding of users, their activity patterns, processes, needs and external influences--understanding that can only be gained by studying user behavior in the user’s context. This requires understanding of how to plan and carry out observational studies of users, which is a new skill for many. In addition, fieldwork is bigger than any one methodology. Therefore, in this tutorial, we will take a fresh and deeper look at fundamental principles, teach a range of techniques, and examine important issues on which methods differ. t

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_96

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@inproceedings{Dray2007UnderstandingUI, title={Understanding Users In Context: An In-Depth Introduction to Fieldwork for User Centered Design}, author={Susan M. Dray and David A. Siegel}, booktitle={INTERACT}, year={2007} }