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An approach for using personas and scenarios to procure user-requirements within a procuring organization
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this master thesis is to investigate how a procuring organization can use personas and scenarios to gather user-requirements in the procurement of software. To reach this understanding a case study is carried out to answer the questions of research; which is a definition that suits IKEA Components, which tools and how to use them; and what are the obstacles and enablers for working with personas and scenarios in procurement of software. The thesis consists of a theoretical study in the usability area followed by an empirical investigation with semi-structured interviews and observations. The study resulted in 4 personas and 8 connected scenarios that are based on user requirements. The first finding due to the question of research includes a usability definition applied to a real context. The second reveals examples of how personas and scenarios can make the development team understand the user requirements and thus contribute to procurement. The last finding is that the main obstacles and enablers for IKEA Components is the complexity of the main system, lack of resources and the management support.

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2009. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
usability user-centered design procure procurement personas scenarios
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16987ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--09/005--SEOAI: diva2:175154
2009-02-10, John von Neumann, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2009-03-02 Created: 2009-02-27 Last updated: 2009-03-02Bibliographically approved

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