Understanding User Requirements in Context: A Case Study of Developing a Visualisation Tool to Map Skills in an Engineering Organisation

Sian Joel-Edgar, James Gopsill

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Abstract

We provide a case study of understanding the environment and work context of a visualisation tool used in a collaborative engineering organisation, in order to inform the design, development and evaluation of a software network tool that uses a novel algorithm to search knowledge topics in a document corpus. We utilise focus group and qualitative interview data to understand the dynamics of existing knowledge searches and the visual analytics process of collaborative working environments in an engineering domain. We discuss the enablers and functionality needed in the network tool, and the envisaged challenges in its implementation. These challenges and enablers of a knowledge management visualisation software are then discussed in relation to evaluating the tool in a way that is grounded in the contextual working environment in which it will be used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages6-10
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2018
EventInternational Conference on Information Management and Processing - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jan 201814 Jan 2018
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Management and Processing
Abbreviated titleICIMP
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period12/01/1814/01/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Knowledge management
  • Network visualisation
  • Social collaborative systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Education

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    LOCM: The Language of Collaborative Manufacturing

    Hicks, B., Snider, C. & Gopsill, J.

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    Joel-Edgar, S., & Gopsill, J. (2018). Understanding User Requirements in Context: A Case Study of Developing a Visualisation Tool to Map Skills in an Engineering Organisation. 6-10. Paper presented at International Conference on Information Management and Processing, London, UK United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMP1.2018.8325832