Welcome to Methods of Interaction Analysis

Re-exam
If you are interested in doing the re-exam it will take place in "Low" next Friday (the 23 of May) at 13.15-16.00 as no one objected to that date.
Analysis guide

The analysis guide is now available for download. Totally unrelated, I have finished grading your short exams and will mail you the results as soon as I find a bit of time. If you haven't got an email from me about re-exam time, you at least have passed the short exam.

Tuesday's seminar

I had a chat with the student representatives and we agreed that you are a bit too many for a really good seminar, and that it therefor is a good idea to split the class in half for the seminars. So everyone with a family name begin with A-L is welcome at 13.15-15 and the rest at 15.15-17.00. If you want to participate in the other group than you are assigned to, find someone to switch with.

At last the reading list is finalised. It looks like this:

Abbie Griffin and John R. Hauser
 The Voice of the Customer
, Marketing Science, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Winter, 1993), pp. 1-27

Pamela S. Kidd and Mark B. Parshall, Getting the Focus and the Group: Enhancing Analytical Rigor in Focus Group Research, Qual Health Res 2000 10: 293

Pontus Engelbrektsson, Effects of product experience and product representations in focus group interviews, Journal of engineering design, 2002, vol 13, no.3 , 215-221.

Mikael Söderman, Virtual reality in product evaluations with potential customers: An exploratory study comparing virtual reality with conventional product representations, Journal of Engineering Design Vol. 16, No. 3, June 2005, 311–328

Gary R. Schirr, Flawed Tools: The Efficacy of Group Research Methods to Generate Customer Ideas, Journal of Product Inovation Management, 2012;29(3):473-488

Things to think of while reading

In what context are they written, requirements elicitation, product evaluation, marketing?

How do the articles relate to each other?

How do the articles relate to the course?

How do the articles relate to your project?

Please write down if there are any particular things you found interesting or worth a discussion

All can be found at the Chalmers library. Note that you have to be logged in to the Chalmers network to get access to the electronic journals!

As I said last Friday, the short exam will be held as planned Friday the 11:th. I can't move it without affecting the ones that don't have extracurricular activities on that day in a negative way.

The reading list for the literature seminar is slowly being formed. I have a thick pile of stuff that might be good reading, since I am such a nice person I will try to select some really good ones. You can at least start with these classics:

Abbie Griffin and John R. Hauser
 The Voice of the Customer
, Marketing Science, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Winter, 1993), pp. 1-27
Pamela S. Kidd and Mark B. Parshall, Getting the Focus and the Group: Enhancing Analytical Rigor in Focus Group Research, Qual Health Res 2000 10: 293
Pontus Engelbrektsson, Effects of product experience and product representations in focus group interviews, Journal of engineering design, 2002, vol 13, no.3 , 215-221.
Söderman, Mikael, Virtual reality in product evaluations with potential customers: An exploratory study comparing virtual reality with conventional product representations, Journal of Engineering Design Vol. 16, No. 3, June 2005, 311–328
Gary R. Schirr, Flawed Tools: The Efficacy of Group Research Methods to Generate Customer Ideas, Journal of Product Inovation Management, 2012;29(3):473-488

Things to think of while reading

In what context are they written, requirements elicitation, product evaluation, marketing?

How do the articles relate to each other?

How do the articles relate to the course?

How do the articles relate to your project?

Please write down if there are any particular things you found interesting or worth a discussion

All can be found at the Chalmers library. Note that you have to be logged in to the Chalmers network to get access to the electronic journals!

Welcome!

Welcome to methods for interaction analyses. To the right you'll find the Course PM with an updated (and hopefully final) schedule. You will also find my Ph.D. dissertation that is part of the course literature. Looking forward to seeing you all Friday 21 of March for set start of the course. Observe that it will not be a "present the course PM and send everyone home" type of first day of the course, but rather a presentation of the fundamental basics that the course is based on, and as such something that you really should participate in for your own sake. We, however, won't be carrying on from 9 to 4, but we might need an hour or so after lunch.

Pontus