New Process, New Vocabulary: Axiofact = A_tefact + Memoranda

Gilbert Cockton

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Rational idealized linear engineering design (RILED) models, with homogeneous work stages, still underpin much HCI research and practice. Human-centred activities dominate stages corresponding to engineering's problem analysis and validation/ verification, while other work stages receive less attention (e.g., requirements specification, progressive detailing of design). This juried alt.chi paper argues for parallel design work with heterogeneous episodes that can be design-led, human-centred, strategy-driven or evaluation-based, or a mix of some or all of these. To support this. it motivates and develops a vocabulary to replace RILED's lexicon of stage, iteration, problem, solution, implications, requirements, and validity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '17
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4656-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


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