Qualitative researchers and those with qualitative inquiry skills are finding tremendous employment opportunities in the world of technology design and development. Because of their abilities to observe and understand the experiences of end users in human-computer interactions, these researchers are helping companies using Contextual Design to create the next generation of products with the users clearly in mind. In Human-Computer Interaction: Development Process, the new edited book by Andrew Sears and Julie Jacko, the authors describe an array of models and methods incorporating qualitative research concepts and procedures that are being used in technology today and can have great potential tomorrow for qualitative researchers working in fields and settings outside of business and technology.
Human-Computer Interaction, HCI, Usability Studies, Ethnography, Qualitative Research
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Chenail, R. J. (2009). Ethnographers at Microsoft: A Review of Human-Computer Interaction: Development Process. The Qualitative Report, 14(2), 145-149. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol14/iss2/13