Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hornbæk, K 2010, Dogmas in the assessment of usability evaluation methods

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Hornbæk, K 2010, Dogmas in the assessment of usability evaluation methods, Behaviour & Information Technology, 29, 1, pp. 97-111, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=49152358&site=ehost-live Kasper Hornbæk has gathered seven assumptions that seem to hold in most of the assessments and comparisons made to usability … Continue reading

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Sengers, P. and Gaver, B. 2006. Staying open to interpretation: engaging multiple meanings in design and evaluation. DIS’06

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DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142422 Sengers and Gaver want to add new perspectives to both design and evaluation of new systems. In addition to, designing systems that “convey a single, specific, clear interpretation of what they are for and how they should be … Continue reading

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Agostini, A., De Michelis, G. and Susani, M. From user participation to user seduction in the design of innovative user-centered systems (2000)

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Agostini, A., De Michelis, G. and Susani, M. From user participation to user seduction in the design of innovative user-centered systems. In Dieng, R., Giboin, A., Karsenty, L. and G. De Michelis, Eds. Designing Cooperative Systems, 2000, IOS Press, Amsterdam, … Continue reading

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Winograd, T. (1997) The Design of Interaction

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“The Design of Interaction” is an interesting essay by Terry Winograd. The essay is pulished in a book titled “Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing”, which was part of  ACM’s 50th birthday celebrations. In the book leading experts … Continue reading

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Lindvall, M., Rus, I., Sinha, S., (2004) Software systems support for knowledge management, Journal of Knowledge Management, 7 (5), pp. 137-150

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The paper presents available software systems for knowledge management (KM). It gives insight on what system to use in which KM activity, i.e tacit-to-excplicit knowledge conversion, tacit-to-tacit etc. It lists the features the systems offer to support KM activities. For … Continue reading

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Gulliksen et al. (2003) Key principles for user-centred systems design

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The article describes (or lists) a collection of UCD principles that should be used to guide designing for usability. The authors do no believe that the existing abstract UCD definitions are adequate for ensuring usability. Instead they argue that general … Continue reading

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Chen, Y. Jones, G.J.F. (2008) Integrating Memory Context into Personal Information Re-finding

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This paper is one of those I came across and didn’t have time to read earlier this fall when searching for ‘life logging’ related articles. It presents aspects of the human memory that can and should be considered when developing … Continue reading

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Mikael Brasholt Skov & Jan Stage (2009): Training software developers and designers to conduct usability evaluations

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Behaviour & Information Technology As I was looking for material on usability testing, I found this article by Skov&Stage. They made an experiment on their introductory course with 234 students (36 teams). In this course, they taught website usability testing … Continue reading

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Ellis, T.J. & Levy, Y. 2008. Framework of problem-based research: A guide for novice researchers on the development of a research-worthy problem

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Informing Science Journal. Vol. 11. pp. 17–33. ISSN 1547-9684. Another interesting article from the same duo Ellis&Levy, is on developing a good and well argued research problem and research questions. They claim that the proposed research must have potential in “making … Continue reading

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Levy, Y. & Ellis, T.J. 2006. A systems approach to conduct an effective literature review in support of information systems research

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Informing Science Journal. Vol. 9. pp. 181–212. ISSN 1547-9684. This is not an HCI article, but an article useful in conducting research on any field. Levy and Ellis emphasize that academic research should rely on well made literature review that … Continue reading

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Carlile, Paul R. (2002) A Pragmatic View of Knowledge and Boundaries: Boundary Objects in New Product Development, Organization Science, 13 (4) , pp. 442-455

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Paper looks at boundary objects from pragmatic view, but they also describes syntactic and semantic approaches. It lists Nonaka’s 1994 paper  as one example that uses semantic approach. I was interested in looking at what boundary objects are used in … Continue reading

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Nonaka, I., & von Krogh, G. (2009). Tacit Knowledge and Knowledge Conversion: Controversy and Advancement in Organizational Knowledge Creation Theory. Organization Science, 20(3), 635-652.

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Paper builds on Nonaka’s paper (1994, a dynamic theory of organizational knowledge creation) and discusses research made based on the ideas presented in the paper 1994. It validates findings made in the earlier paper, but also adds conclusions about outcome … Continue reading

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Grudin, J. (1990) The Computer Reaches Out: The Historical Continuity of Interface Design

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Already in 1990 Grudin analyzed and visioned the shifts in HCI research. Grudin focused on user interfaces and defined 5 main  areas of user interface research: 1) hardware interface, 2) programming as interface, 3) terminal as interface, 4) dialogue between user … Continue reading

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Nonaka, I. (1994) A Dynamic Theory of Organizational Knowledge Creation, Organization Science, 5(1), pp. 14-37

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One of the classic papers in knowledge management from one of the central researchers in the field. Paper discusses how knowledge is created by individuals but how it can be amplified in organizations. Paper also presents the basic modes of … Continue reading

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