researching researchers

15 Jan 2009 - 7:08am
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Maria De Monte
2008

Hello folks,

I've been targeting researchers for the development of an online cooperative tool lately, and discovered how hard it is to find informations on researchers as users.

It seems like "the sacred world of science and research" is out of any schema, any sort of question, anything...

Do anyone of you have any info about researcher as web tools users?

Thank you,

Maria

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15 Jan 2009 - 10:21am
Donna Fritzsche
2005

Hi Maria,
The predecessor of the global internet, the ARPANET, was in part created to
aid government researched in exchanging information/tools/etc. So this would
be a very early resource to look into.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arpanet

In the government and corporations, related researchers often participate in
Communities of Practice (CoP)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoP

You might research this term and see what it turn up.
Hope this is helpful.
Donna

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:08:01 +0000 (GMT), Maria De Monte wrote
> Hello folks,
>
> I've been targeting researchers for the development of an online
> cooperative tool lately, and discovered how hard it is to find
> informations on researchers as users.
>
> It seems like "the sacred world of science and research" is out of
> any schema, any sort of question, anything...
>
> Do anyone of you have any info about researcher as web tools users?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Maria
>
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15 Jan 2009 - 7:23am
Josiah Johnson
2009

Hi Maria,

I don't have anything to contribute to your question, but I'd be
very interested to hear what responses you receive. Could you
possibly keep me in the loop with the responses you receive? I'd
much appreciate it.

Thank you,
Josiah Johnson
University of Washington
MSIM Candidate '10

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15 Jan 2009 - 4:42pm
Renee Rosen-Wakeford
2008

Maria,

It's maybe slightly tangently related, but UCLIC has been doing research
into the use of digital libraries:

http://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/uclic/annb/DLUsability/UCIS.html

As many of the users of digital libraries are researchers, you might find
something of use from their publications. There's info about specific
projects on the website, and if you needed to contact someone about it, Ann
Blandford is the one in charge of the project.

Hope this is of some help.

Renee

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Maria De Monte <mtdemonte at yahoo.it> wrote:

> Hello folks,
>
> I've been targeting researchers for the development of an online
> cooperative tool lately, and discovered how hard it is to find informations
> on researchers as users.
>
> It seems like "the sacred world of science and research" is out of any
> schema, any sort of question, anything...
>
> Do anyone of you have any info about researcher as web tools users?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Maria
>
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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>

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15 Jan 2009 - 10:12pm
Paul Bryan
2008

Maria,

You might want to check out the article "What is part of a Usability Test?" (Clemmensen and Shi), which has as subjects usability researchers.

Also, you can find this kind of information by searching for user research on tools that are typically used only by researchers, such as Atlas-ti.

Best,
Paul Bryan
paul [at] usography [dot] com

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