Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 3, 2005 to Jan. 6, 2005
John M. Carroll , The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Mary Beth Rosson , The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Cases are evocative narrative descriptions of a specific, real-world activity, event or problem. We are investigating cases as a minimalist information design technique, that is, as a design technique that (1) orients information to facilitate user action, (2) anchors information in activity, (3) prevents, mitigates and leverages error, and (4) develops user autonomy. We describe recent experiences employing case-based learning in an undergraduate usability engineering class. We discuss the next steps in a research programme on case-based learning, and speculate on other applications of cases as minimalist information design.
John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson, "Cases as Minimalist Information", HICSS, 2005, 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2005, pp. 40b, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2005.135