Raison d'etre: Embodying design history and rationale in hypermedia folklore—an experiment in reflective design practice

John M. Carroll (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia)
Sherman R. Alpert (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York)
John Karat (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York)
Mary S. Van Deusen (InterMedia Enterprises, Wrentham, Massachusetts)
Mary Beth Rosson (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 April 1994

Abstract

Raison d'Etre is a hypermedia design history application. It provides access to a database of video clips containing stories and personal perspectives of design team members recorded at various times during the course of a project. The system is intended to provide a simple frame‐work for recording and organizing the informal history and rationale that design teams create and share in the course of their collaboration. This article describes 1) the scenarios of use the authors are trying to support, 2) the methods they used collecting and organizing the database, and 3) the status of their prototype.

Citation

Carroll, J.M., Alpert, S.R., Karat, J., Van Deusen, M.S. and Beth Rosson, M. (1994), "Raison d'etre: Embodying design history and rationale in hypermedia folklore—an experiment in reflective design practice", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 59-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047937

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1994, MCB UP Limited

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