The Summer 2006 issue of the IDSA quarterly, Innovation, has just been published. This issue is of particular interest because it features eight articles representing a range of perspectives on design and user research. Three articles of particular interest for Human Factors advocates:
- Digital Ethnography Sparking Brilliant Innovation - Darrel Rhea, IDSA and Lisa Leckie - Discusses the role of digital consumer technology as a means to for users to capture and deliver self-report research from the field.
- The Integration of Industrial Design and Human Factors Bricks & Mortar - Barry H. Beith, PhD and Joseph Jasinski, IDSA - Provides a discussion of how Industrial Designers and Human Factors experts can work together effectively.
- The Future of User Research Ubiquitous Computing - Rob Tannen, PhD, IDSA - Posits that many of the constraints of current research methods may be overcome through the development of product usage measurement technology. You may download Tannen's artice: innovation_tannen.pdf.
Note - IDSA typically publishes a few of these articles online. The journal site has not been updated as of this posting (it still features the Spring 2006 issue), but when the Summer issue is posted, we will post a blog entry with the specific links.