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Directed Storytelling

The Directed Storytelling system is an effective way that was somewhat used as we did the Coffee Machine system design. The users in my group would create stories that were based on our personal and collective experiences with machines and coffeeshops. This helped us to figure out a simple design that was not insulting for anyone to use but easily accessible to not complicate the matter of getting a cup of coffee.

The example of how effective this system works with the design of the blackboard online education systems was informative as I have used the system before. I am familiar with how easy blackboard was easy to use, once you got used to the system. I didn’t realize at the time how much work and input was needed for it to be easily used by students and professors. Although the system is not used as much by most of the classes I have taken over the past four years, it was effective in communicating with the professor and accessing class information. Only recently do professors maintain their own websites or use email to communicate with students.

The ending note of the article (or disclaimer) was true when it said that such a system is used when a limited budget or schedule for the design execution. As it states, “your data is only as good as your storytellers.”

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