Mary Beth Rosson, John Carroll

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The design of an interactive system is an ill-defined problem. Such problems tend to evoke a problem-solving strategy termed solution-first (Cross, 2001). In the solution-first strategy, designers generate and analyze a candidate solution as a means of clarifying the problem state, the allowable moves, and the goal. They exploit the concreteness of their own solution proposals to evoke further requirements for analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment Process
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781420088892
ISBN (Print)9781138112551
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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