synergies with engineers??

18 Jul 2006 - 12:57pm
8 years ago
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Mark Schraad
2006

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>> Does anyone have any successful experiences to share regarding
>> improving synergies between design/development?
>

Three things that I think have helped me a lot:

1) Sometimes the engineers are right, and it is worth giving them some real consideration.

2) If you are an ethnographer debating a positivist (sometimes qualitative vs. quantitative) it helps to be have sufficient expertise in the oppositions camp. This establishes credibility and allows you to debate with a common language.

3) I have had great success using evidence. And, qualitative is evedentury. I have also had better success with congitive speak than behavioral speak. To many, cognitive is percieved as science and behavioral as art.

It is a lot easier to change your tactics than the beliefs of your opposition.

Hope this helps...

Mark

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18 Jul 2006 - 3:02pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

> 1) Sometimes the engineers are right, and it is worth giving them some
> real consideration.

Indeed.

3) I have had great success using evidence. And, qualitative is evedentury.
> I have also had better success with

congitive speak than behavioral speak. To many, cognitive is percieved as
> science and behavioral as art.

Great point - I've found this as well.

-r-

27 Jul 2006 - 10:03pm
Deepak Pakhare
2005

Hi Mark,
I wondered if you could elaborate a little on what you've stated about:

> 3) I have had great success using evidence. And, qualitative is evedentury. I have also had better success with congitive speak than behavioral speak. To many, cognitive is percieved as science and behavioral as art.

A few examples of how you used congnitive speak as distinct from
behavioral speak would help.

Thanks,
Deepak

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