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Research in the wild: Understanding 'in the wild' approaches to design and development

Chamberlain, A; Crabtree, A; Rodden, T; Jones, M; Rogers, Y; (2012) Research in the wild: Understanding 'in the wild' approaches to design and development. In: Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS '12. (pp. 795 - 796).

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Abstract

We are starting to see a paradigm shift within the field of HCI. We are witnessing researchers leaving the safety and security of their controlled, lab-based environments and moving their research out into 'the wild'. Their studies are carrying out in-situ development and extended engagement, sampling experiences and working with communities in their homes and on the streets. This research has initially focused upon understanding the impacts that technological intervention has upon our day-to-day life and is leading us to explore the ways in which in-situ design, development and evaluation can be used to understand and explore these technological interventions. Is it the case that lab-based studies, taking people out of their natural environment and designing in the lab without long term user engagement are no longer appropriate to properly understand the impacts of technology in the real world? © 2012 Authors.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Research in the wild: Understanding 'in the wild' approaches to design and development
DOI:10.1145/2317956.2318078
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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