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TOTAL PARTCIPANTS TO DATE: 258

User Research Overview

The information we gather from our expert participants fall into three categories:

Normative: Understanding the characteristics of potential users, the work they do, the way they currently do that work and the environment in which the work is done, from which we develop initial design concept.

Formative: Fine tuning our understanding by making sure that the initial design concepts accurately reflect and support users and their work. We use this refined understanding to construct initial prototypes were early working systems.

Evaluative: Testing the newly created artifacts to do real-life tasks on which we base final product design.

The information we gather from our expert participants fall into three categories:

Normative: Understanding the characteristics of potential users, the work they do, the way they currently do that work and the environment in which the work is done, from which we develop initial design concept.
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Formative: Fine tuning our understanding by making sure that the initial design concepts accurately reflect and support users and their work. We use this refined understanding to construct initial prototypes were early working systems.

Evaluative: Testing the newly created artifacts to do real-life tasks on which we base final product design.

Since the inception of this project, the user experience team has engaged domain experts to inform design through a series of discrete activities by the expert participant’s primary field of expertise and by their primary science role which we do by [most recent month] and by [project to date].

For definitions of fields of expertise and science rules click here.

Most Recent Month's User Experience Research

Activities: January 2013

Date Started Activity Type Description Participants
2013-01-04 R2.0 Pilot Testing Session 2 Evaluative   2
2013-01-09 R2.0 Beta Testing Session 2     7
2013-01-11 R2.0 Pilot Testing Session 3     3
2013-01-13 R2.0 Pilot Session 2 Debrief     3
2013-01-13 R2.0 Pilot Session 3 Debrief     2
2013-01-15 R2.0 Beta Session 2 Debrief     4
2013-01-15 R2.0 Beta Session 3 Debrief     5
2013-01-16 R2.0 Beta Testing Session 3     8
2013-01-24 R2.0 Beta Session 4     13
2013-01-28 R2.0 Pilot Session 6 Debrief     1
2013-01-28 R2.0 Pilot Testing Session 6     3
2013-01-28 R2.0 Pilot Session 6 Debrief     1
2013-01-30 R2.0 Beta Session 5     11
Total       62

Primary Fields of Expertise of Participants: January 2013

Field of Expertise Total
Computer Science 6
Engineering 2
Marine Ecology 6
Not Classified 22
Oceanography 16
Oceanography: Geological 5
Oceanography: Physical 5
Grand Total 62

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Primary Science Roles of Participants: January 2013

Primary Science Role Total
Data Management 1
Engineering 6
Engineering: Networks 4
Engineering: Systems 18
Not Classified 1
Operations: Monitoring 1
Science: Investigator 31
Grand Total 62

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Project to Date

User Research Activities: Project to Date

Date Started Event Type Description Informants
2010-04-01 Tempe Science Community Workshop Normative In person, one-on-one interviews with workshop participants to define domain space and inform initial design. 13
2010-07-14 Rutgers Normative In person, one-on-one interviews with potential users in their places of work to elicit real-life requirements an constraints and inform design. 22
2010-09-14 Project Scientist Meeting - Seattle Normative In person, one-on-one interviews with potential users in their places of work to elicit real-life requirements an constraints and inform design. 7
2010-12-03 New Horizon Normative In person, one-on-one interviews with potential users on board working research vessel to elicit real-life requirements an constraints and inform design. 8
2010-09-15 Screen Design Review Formative In person, one-on-one interview to tune preliminary designs. 1
2010-12-20 OOI AGU Survey Normative Survey of what and how technologies are used by scientists to conduct and report on their research. 22
2011-01-05 HIOOS-OOI Kickoff Normative In person, one-on-one interview with potential user. 1
2011-03-28 Geospatial cognition followup     1
2011-06-02 Field Research - OSU, UW Normative In person, one-on-one interviews with potential users in their places of work to elicit real--life requirements an constraints and inform design. 53
2011-07-11 Project Scientist Meeting - Corvalis Normative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users. 2
2011-09-27 Deployment Concept Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial deployment concepts. 1
2011-10-10 MBARI Normative In person, one-on-one interviews with potential users in their places of work to elicit real-life requirements an constraints and inform design. 9
2011-10-17 ANF User Interface Review Formativ
In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial interface concepts.
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2011-10-26 CIUX Instrument Facepage Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial facepage concepts. 2
2011-10-27 CIUX Status Dashboard Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial dashboard concepts. 2
2011-11-14 CG Platform Status Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial status concepts. 4
2011-11-16 CG/OSU Platform Status Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial platform status concepts. 3
2011-11-17 CI Instrument/Platform Status Reporting Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial status concepts. 1
2011-11-29 Data Product Screens Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial data products concepts. 1
2011-12-13 CIUX Manual QC Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial manual QC concepts. 1
2012-02-01 Monitor Operational Status and Operate Observatory User Interface Review Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial monitoring operational status and operating observatories concepts. 1
2012-02-07 Marine Operator/Technician Evaluation Formative In person, one-on-one interview with potential users to evaluate initial deployment concepts. 3
2012-02-13 Ocean Science Screens Evaluation Formative   1
2012-02-16 CIUX Screen Evaluation Formative   1
2012-02-22 Marine Operator Evaluation Formative   2
2012-08-24 Iconography Testing Evaluative   1
2012-12-16 R2.0 Pilot Testing Session 1 Evaluative   5
2012-12-18 R2.0 Pilot Session 1 Debrief Evaluative   2
2013-01-04 R2.0 Pilot Testing Session 2 Evaluative   3
2013-01-08 R2.0 Beta Testing Session 1 Evaluative   9
2013-01-09 R2.0 Pilot Session 2 Debrief  Evaluative   3
2013-01-11 R2.0 Beta Testing Session 2 Evaluative   7
2013-01-11 R2.0 Pilot Testing Session 3 Evaluative   3
2013-01-13 R2.0 Pilot Session 3 Debrief Evaluative   2
2013-01-15 R2.0 Beta Session 2 Debrief Evaluative   4
2013-01-16 R2.0 Beta Session 3 Debrief Evaluative   5
2013-01-16 R2.0 Beta Testing Session 3 Evaluative   8
2013-01-24 R2.0 Beta Session 4 Evaluative   13
2013-01-28 R2.0 Pilot Session 6 Debrief Evaluative   1
2013-01-28 R2.0 Pilot Testing Session 6 Evaluative   3
2013-01-30 R2.0 Beta Session 5 Evaluative   11
2013-02-06 Instrument Integration Demonstration Evaluative   13

Primary Fields of Expertise of Participants: Project to Date

Fields of Expertise Total
Computer   Science 17
Earth   Sciences 2
Engineering 6
Marine   Ecology 17
Not   Classified 125
Oceanographgy:   Physical 3
Oceanography 30
Oceanography:   Biological 7
Oceanography:   Chemical 2
Oceanography:   Geological 15
Oceanography:   Physical 34
Grand Total 258

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Primary Science Roles of Participants: Project to Date

Primary Science Role Total
Data   Management 11
Educator 13
Engineering 9
Engineering:   Instruments 4
Engineering:   Networks 15
Engineering:   Platforms 1
Engineering:   Platforms & Instruments 7
Engineering:   Software 13
Engineering:   Systems 27
Not   Classified 29
Operations 3
Operations:   Control 4
Operations:   Monitoring 6
Reporter 1
Science 6
Science:   Investigator 98
Student 11
Grand Total 258

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Definitions

Primary Field of Expertise Definition
Oceanography Oceanography, subspecialty unknown
Geological Oceanography Study of the geology of the ocean floor including plate tectonics and paleoceanography.
Physical Oceanography Study of the ocean's physical attributes including temperature-salinity structure, mixing, waves, internal waves, surface tides, internal tides, and currents.
Engineering Application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design, build, and maintain structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.
Biological Oceanography Study of the plants, animals and microbes of the oceans and their ecological interaction with the ocean.
Chemical Oceanography Study of the chemistry of the ocean and its chemical interaction with the atmosphere.
Marine Ecology Study of the relations that marine organisms and environments have with respect to each other and to the earth.
Earth Sciences Study of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, oceans and biosphere, as well as the solid earth.
Computer Science Study of theory of computation, algorithms and data structures, programming methodology and languages, and computer elements and architecture.
Business Sales, marketing and business management.
Unknown Primary expertise not classified.

Primary Science Role Definition
Engineering Engineering, subspcialty unknown
Engineering: Systems Design and create complex systems
Engineering: Software Design, create, and/or maintain software, manage IT efforts.
Engineering: Platforms & Instruments  
Engineering: Instruments Design, create, and/or maintain instruments. Uses both science data and engineering data.
Engineering: Platforms Design, create, and/or maintain platforms. Uses both science data and engineering data.
Engineering: Networks Design, create, and/or maintain networks. Uses both science data and engineering data.
Operations Operations, subspecialty unknown
Operations: Monitoring Monitors all aspects of instruments, platforms, and/or networks.
Operations: Control Directly commands platforms and instruments.
Science Science, subspecialty unknown
Science: Investigator Designs, conducts, and manages research experiments, observations, and programs.
Science: Technician Supports experimental and observational research efforts.
Science: Analyst Analyzes and uses research data.
Science: Numeric Modeler Produces algorithms and theoretical parameters for models of complex systems
Educator Teaches or interprets scientific research and results for educational or public use.
Business Business development and management.
Not Classified Role not classified.
Student Learning.
Data Management Design, create, and/or maintain data.
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