Zebra: Exploring users' engagement in fieldwork

Riche, Yann, Simpson, Matthew and Viller, Stephen (2008). Zebra: Exploring users' engagement in fieldwork. In: Gary Marsden, Ilda Ladeira and Paula Kotzé, Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS. 7th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, (50-57). 25-27 February 2008.


Author Riche, Yann
Simpson, Matthew
Viller, Stephen
Title of paper Zebra: Exploring users' engagement in fieldwork
Conference name 7th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS 2008
Conference location Cape Town, South Africa
Conference dates 25-27 February 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS
Journal name Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1145/1394445.1394451
ISBN 9781605580029
Editor Gary Marsden
Ilda Ladeira
Paula Kotzé
Start page 50
End page 57
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Participatory Design is a design approach that provides a popular set of techniques for designing interactive systems in collaboration with end-users. Technology probes are one of such techniques, developed recently to encourage users' engagement with design ideas while capturing interaction. In this paper, we describe a technology probe called Zebra, which aimed at exploring the design of an observation tool for fieldwork with busy professionals. We deployed Zebra in the coffee room of our lab and observed researchers' reactions to the proposed concepts it embodied, both as researchers and as participants. We found that participants engaged with the probe in ways ranging from playful performances, through to abandoning the social space. Based on analysis of the collected qualitative and quantitative data, we present our reflections on the Zebra probe, how it eased the burden of engagement in the design process, and helped us better understand the potential of the observation tool for participatory design with busy professionals.
Subjects 0803 Computer Software
Keyword Engagement
Participatory design
Technology probes
Zebra
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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