Tag Archives: Research methodology

Lazar, J., Heidi, J. and Hochheiser, H. (2010) Research methods in human-computer interaction. Wiley, Glasgow, Great Britain. 426 p.

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Lazar et al. have gathered a nice collection of central methods in HCI, and also in analysing both quantitative and qualitative data. The part of analysis starts from the very beginning, so it is a very good and practical book … Continue reading

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GOULD, J.D., BOIES, S.J., AND LEWIS, C. 1991. Making usable, useful, productivity-enhancing computer applications. Communications of the ACM 34, 1, 74

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Gould, Boies and Lewis (1991) elaborate on their own rules by emphasizing the need to act out the design for usability principles as a process, and by adding a fourth rule “Integrated design”. With integrated design the authors reach towards … Continue reading

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GOULD, J.D. AND LEWIS, C. 1985. Designing for usability: key principles and what designers think. Communications of the ACM 28, 3, 300-311

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Legends of UCD Gould and Lewis reported their famous Key principles for Design. These were later extended and adapted to most of our standards etc. I’d say a truly seminal work, and a solid start for any historic reminiscence. Three … Continue reading

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Ostergaard et al. (2005) An experimental methodology for investigating communication in collaborative design review meetings, CoDesign, 1(3), pp. 169-185

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Student groups were used to test different communication media in distributed design reviews. The tested media were face-to-face communication, audio and text (chat). The results show that the text based solution was perceived as least effective communication media. This to … 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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