17 January 2009

Itsme concept evaluation

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Itsme
Some months ago I wrote on Core77 about Itsme, a new “design-driven” way of organizing the contents of a PC, covering both the hardware and the software of the workstation.

The project is developed by a group of Italian researchers, led by Giorgio De Michelis.

They just published the results of an expert evaluation that consisted of 117 interviews and 201 completed questionnaires.

“We adopted a Persona based evaluation method, where we showed our community 4 scenarios, followed by questionnaires and interviews. The aim was to basically evaluate the functional features that we have designed until now, analyse Itsme key values and issues, and delve deeper into the concept to understand how users perceive it.”

In the presentation you can see their findings and the analysis made from the evaluation.

Note that the presentation might be easier to understand if you take a look at this earlier general presentation. Also helpful are these videos and a scientific paper.

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