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New Process, New Vocabulary: Axiofact = A_tefact + Memoranda

Cockton, Gilbert (2017) New Process, New Vocabulary: Axiofact = A_tefact + Memoranda. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, pp. 747-757. ISBN 9781450346566

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Rational idealized linear engineering design (RILED) models, with homogeneous work stages, still underpin much HCI research and practice. Human-centred activities dominate stages corresponding to engineering's problem analysis and validation/ verification, while other work stages receive less attention (e.g., requirements specification, progressive detailing of design). This juried alt.chi paper argues for parallel design work with heterogeneous episodes that can be design-led, human-centred, strategy-driven or evaluation-based, or a mix of some or all of these. To support this. it motivates and develops a vocabulary to replace RILED's lexicon of stage, iteration, problem, solution, implications, requirements, and validity.

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Additional Information: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Denver Colorado USA May, 2017
Depositing User: Gilbert Cockton


Item ID: 10832
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ISBN: 9781450346566
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 09:13
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:02


Author: Gilbert Cockton

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Faculty of Technology


Computing > Human-Computer Interaction
Computing > Software Engineering

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