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Breaking the Book: Translating the Chemistry Lab Book into a Pervasive Computing Lab Environment

Breaking the Book: Translating the Chemistry Lab Book into a Pervasive Computing Lab Environment
Breaking the Book: Translating the Chemistry Lab Book into a Pervasive Computing Lab Environment
The UK e-Science programme is relying on the evolution of the paper lab book into a pervasive data gathering lab system. To date take up of existing commercial or research lab book replacement systems has not been great. In this paper, we reconsider both the role of the lab book in the experimental cycle, as well as its affective and experiential properties as an artefact, in order to design an e-Science lab book that will be acceptable to the scientists who will use it. To this end we combined and extended existing design analysis models in order to assess the artefact functionally and experientially. We present the approach we developed, the prototype we designed based on our analysis, and the results of the formative study we performed of the artefact in real use. We show that our design elicitation method strongly contributed to the success of our prototype’s take up.
Design methods, eScience, pervasive computing
schraefel, m.c.
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Hughes, Gareth
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Smith, Graham
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schraefel, m.c., Hughes, Gareth, Mills, Hugo, Smith, Graham, Payne, Terry and Frey, Jeremy (2004) Breaking the Book: Translating the Chemistry Lab Book into a Pervasive Computing Lab Environment At CHI 2004, Austria. 24 - 29 Apr 2004.

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Abstract

The UK e-Science programme is relying on the evolution of the paper lab book into a pervasive data gathering lab system. To date take up of existing commercial or research lab book replacement systems has not been great. In this paper, we reconsider both the role of the lab book in the experimental cycle, as well as its affective and experiential properties as an artefact, in order to design an e-Science lab book that will be acceptable to the scientists who will use it. To this end we combined and extended existing design analysis models in order to assess the artefact functionally and experientially. We present the approach we developed, the prototype we designed based on our analysis, and the results of the formative study we performed of the artefact in real use. We show that our design elicitation method strongly contributed to the success of our prototype’s take up.

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Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 24-29, 2004
Venue - Dates: CHI 2004, Austria, 2004-04-24 - 2004-04-29
Keywords: Design methods, eScience, pervasive computing
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 258780
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258780
PURE UUID: 24b191c0-021a-4077-a9fd-e239a5da98e8

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Date deposited: 21 Jan 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:30

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Author: m.c. schraefel
Author: Gareth Hughes
Author: Hugo Mills
Author: Graham Smith
Author: Terry Payne
Author: Jeremy Frey

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