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Title: Cooperative Prototyping Experiments - Users and Designers Envision a Dental Case Record System
Authors: Bødker, Susanne
Grønbæk, Kaj
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Computer Sciences Company, London
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 1989: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: This paper describes experiments with a design technique that we denote cooperative prototyping. The experiments consider design of a patient case. record system for municipal dental clinics in which we used HyperCard™, an off-the-shelf programming environment for the Macintosh. In the experiments we tried to achieve a fluent work-like evaluation of prototypes where users envisioned future work with a computer tool, at the same time as we made on-line modifications of prototypes in cooperation with the users when breakdowns occur in their work-like evaluation. The experiments showed that it was possible to make a number of direct manipulation changes of prototypes in cooperation with the users, in interplay with their fluent work-like evaluation of these. However, breakdowns occurred in the prototyping process when we reached the limits of the direct manipulation support for modification. From these experiences we discuss problems in the process, requirements for design tools, and issues involved in getting going with cooperative prototyping with active user involvement.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2601
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Gatwick, London, UK
metadata.mci.conference.date: 13-15 September 1989
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