Integrating theory development with design evaluation

John M. Carroll, Mark K. Singley, Mary Beth Rosson

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In this paper, we recruit the construct of psychological design rationale as a framework for integrating theory development with design evaluation in HCI. We propose that, in some cases, part of an artefact's psychological design rationale can be regarded as inherited from second-order artefacts (prescriptive design models, architectures and genres, tools and environments, interface styles). We show how evaluation data pertaining to an artefact can be used to test and develop the second-order artefact from which it inherits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-255
Number of pages9
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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