Proxy technology assessment as a multi-method approach for identifying social requirements of co-creative media

Bram Lievens, Karen Torben Nielsen, Jos Pierson, An Jacobs

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Abstract

The traditional user-oriented approach in technology design focuses on the individual user and context requirements, often only resulting in usability recommendations. However, this approach does not fully capture the social dimension, and therefore overlooks the social aspects that could have a strong impact on the use and adoption of the application under development. Hence we introduce the concept of 'social requirements' in the development process. In order to be able to get feedback from the users in an early phase of the development process and simultaneously study the social dimension, we apply the proxy technology assessment (PTA) in a living lab environment. This approach equips test users with proxy technologies (that resemble the technologies under development) in their natural environment. In this paper we illustrate the use of this method to detect social requirements for an online community platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe NordiCHI 2008 Workshops: New Approaches to Requirements Elicitation & How Can HCI Improve Social Media Development?
EditorsAmela Karahasanovi?, Asbj�rn F�lstad
PublisherTapir publishers
Pages12-18
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-82-519-2394-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameNordiCHI 2008 Conference papers - 'New approaches to requirements elicitation' Workshop

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Bibliographical note

Amela Karahasanovi?, Asbj�rn F�lstad

Keywords

  • Social requirements
  • Proxy Technology Assessment
  • Living lab
  • Participative design

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