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From tasks to conceptual structures: misfit analysis

Blandford, A.; Green, T.; (2001) From tasks to conceptual structures: misfit analysis. In: Blandford, A. and Vanderdonckt, J. and Gray, P., (eds.) Conférence conjointe AFIHM-BCS sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine: Interactions sans frontières / Joint AFIHM-BCS conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Interactions without frontiers: IHM-HCI 2001 Vol II. (pp. pp. 113-116). Cépaduès-Éditions: Toulouse, France. Green open access


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Ontological Sketch Modelling (OSM) is an approach to usability evaluation that focuses on structures rather than tasks, and assesses the goodness of fit between the user’s conceptualisation of a system and that actually implemented by the designer. It provides a common representation that supports reasoning about users, domains and devices. In this paper, we introduce the rationale behind OSM, the approach itself, and a short case study of applying it to an electronic diary system.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: From tasks to conceptual structures: misfit analysis
ISBN-13: 9782854285642
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.cepadues.com/
Language: English
Additional information: The IHM-HCI Conference (IHM-HCI'2001) took place between 10 - 14 September 2001, in Lille, France. For information see http://www.hcirn.com/res/event/ihm.php. Please see records http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/16837/ and http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/16839/ for other papers from this conference. Many of the papers from this joint conference were also published by Springer as 'People and Computers XV - Interaction without Frontiers: Joint Proceedings of HCI 2001 and IHM 2001'. See http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/17024/
Keywords: Ontological Sketch Modelling, OSM, usability evaluation, misfit analysis, diaries
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/16838
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