Role playing with fire fighters: using a worst case scenario and verbal re-enactment in the role play

Paula Valkonen, Marja Liinasuo

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    Abstract

    The paper presents a case in which the new method for studying user-related issues in dangerous working environments was used. An innovation of reshaped role play, named as here as Worst Case Role Play, accompanied by reality checks in the form of verbal re-enactments, was used in searching for use context and information needs of a fire fighter performing smoke diving in a burning building. The specific purpose of this study was to gain knowledge of fire fighters' potential need for wearable electronics. The method, described and discussed in this paper, proved fruitful in eliciting user- -centric information, usable also for technical design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, NordiCHI '10
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages805-808
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-934-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, NordiCHI '10 - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 16 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

    Conference

    Conference6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, NordiCHI '10
    Abbreviated titleNordiCHI 2010
    CountryIceland
    CityReykjavik
    Period16/10/1020/10/10

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    Keywords

    • role playing
    • method
    • use context
    • H5.2 User Interfaces
    • User-centered design
    • Theory and methods

    Cite this

    Valkonen, P., & Liinasuo, M. (2010). Role playing with fire fighters: using a worst case scenario and verbal re-enactment in the role play. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, NordiCHI '10 (pp. 805-808). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1868914.1869034