A candor in reporting: Designing dexterously for fire preparedness

Akama, Y and Light, A 2012, 'A candor in reporting: Designing dexterously for fire preparedness', in Joseph A. Konstan (ed.) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Austin, TX. USA, 5 May 2012 - 10 May 2012, pp. 281-290.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A candor in reporting: Designing dexterously for fire preparedness
Author(s) Akama, Y
Light, A
Year 2012
Conference name 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
Conference location Austin, TX. USA
Conference dates 5 May 2012 - 10 May 2012
Proceedings title Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Editor(s) Joseph A. Konstan
Publisher ACM
Place of publication United States of America
Start page 281
End page 290
Total pages 10
Abstract This paper challenges the domination of repeatable methods in HCI discourse and, instead, offers a design case study that details ad-hoc, contextually-driven decisions as to how processes can unfold in a community-based project, taking on fire awareness in Australia. The paper draws out details which enable us to understand why and how methods were modified or abandoned to overcome obstacles, and what was made a priority in arriving at greater understanding of communicating risk. This reporting differs from an established research accounting, but offers complexity and richness in human-centered research as we seek to develop our epistemologies of design research practice.
Subjects Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) community
design research
human-centered design
improvisation
judgment
method
process
repeatable
DOI - identifier 10.1145/2212776.2212806
Copyright notice © 2012 ACM.
ISBN 9781450310161
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