E. Mayr, M. Smuc, H. Risku, W. Aigner, A. Bertone, T. Lammarsch, S. Miksch:
"Mapping the Users'Problem Solving Strategies in the Participatory Design of Visual Analytics Methods
in:"Proceedings of 6th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society (USAB 2010)
", Springer, Heidelberg, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-642-16606-8, S. 1 - 13.
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Especially in ill-defined problem spaces, more than one exploration way leads to a solution. But often visual analytics methods do not support the variety of problem solving strategies users might apply. Our study illustrates how knowledge on users´ problem solving strategies can be used in the participatory design process to make a visual analytics method more flexible for different user strategies. In order to provide the users a method which functions as a real scaffold it should allow them to choose their own problem solving strategy. Therefore, an important aim for evaluation should be to test the method´s flexibility.