Testing and feedback from only one person

6 Feb 2009 - 11:04am
5 years ago
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Hans Petter Eide
2008

I'm currently writing my master thesis on visualisation of
positioning data. The thesis is written for a hospital here in
Norway, and my challenge is that there is only one interested party -
a nurse who works at the hospital and who has a high responisibility
to make sure that patients and doctors are at their expected location
at the expected time.

When reading litterature about participatory design I only find
examples where a larger number of persons would take advantage of the
product being developed. So my question is; do you know of any
publications where there is only one person who is the possible
future user of the product?

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7 Feb 2009 - 8:08pm
Anonymous

Hi Hans

I am not sure exactly what position you are wanting to take based on
this question, but I thought it was worth asking the following: even
if there is only one person who will operate the system, (i.e the
nurse), are there not also others that are stakeholders in the system
too? If I understand your question correctly, your product is making
representations of doctors and patients as well, potentially in ways
that will effect them, so they too could be considered interested
parties?

Penny

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