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Making use : scenario-based design of human-computer interactions

Author: John M Carroll
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000.
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"Difficult to learn and awkward to use, today's information systems often change our activities in ways that we do not need or want. The problem lies in the software development process. In this book John Carroll shows how a pervasive but underused element of design practice, the scenario, can transform information systems design.Traditional textbook approaches manage the complexity of the design process via  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Carroll, John M. (John Millar), 1950-
Making use.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00021621
(OCoLC)43317720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Carroll
ISBN: 9780262269926 0262269929 9780262032797 0262032791
OCLC Number: 62416571
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 368 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The sorcerer's apprentice --
2. What is design? --
3. Scenario-based design --
4. Example: video information system --
5. Example: programming tutorial and tools --
6. Usability rationale --
7. Cumulative design --
8. Evaluation and theory building --
9. Software development --
10. Finding scenarios and making claims --
11. Getting around the task-artifact cycle --
12. The scenario dilemma.
Responsibility: John M. Carroll.

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