A general approach to ethnographic analysis for systems design

Rahat Iqbal, R. Gatward, A. James

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    Abstract

    An important aspect of designing for ubiquitous collaborating systems is addressing the needs of the culture in which the system is to be applied. The value of ethnographic analysis in this respect is gaining increasing acceptance. Such analysis provides a 'rich' and 'concrete' portrayal of the situation and thus helps systematic design of any system where collaboration and communication between actors is paramount. A discussion of these issues has recently been presented in [1]. This paper takes these issues further by considering 'EthnoModel' as an approach to generalisation of the method to any system demonstrating these features.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSIGDOC 2005 : documenting and designing for pervasive information; proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication, September 21-23, 2005, Coventry, United Kingdom
    EditorsS. Tilley, R. Newman
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages34-40
    ISBN (Print)1-59593-175-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Eventconference; SIGDOC 2005 : documenting and designing for pervasive information : Annual International Conference on Design of Communication -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

    Conference

    Conferenceconference; SIGDOC 2005 : documenting and designing for pervasive information : Annual International Conference on Design of Communication
    Period1/01/05 → …
    OtherSIGDOC 2005 : documenting and designing for pervasive information : Annual International Conference on Design of Communication

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