Identifying and explicating knowledge on method transfer: a sectoral system of innovation approach

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With the advances in information technology and its increasing impact on humans and society, there has been an expanding need to spread knowledge from domain to domain. This need is not least in the area of human–computer interaction, which includes a rich culture of carrying out usability evaluations in many different domains and technology platforms. This paper aims to show how transfer of methods takes place, by explicating and formalizing the process. It will contribute to the quest for knowledge on the constituents of the process of transferring methodological knowledge and their relationships. A sectoral system of innovation approach is used to analyse the constituents of a selected sector, crisis management, where training is essential and which is rapidly adopting technology for operations and training. Two case studies are described where heuristics evaluation and user testing were applied on simulation software that allows training for crisis management. The analysis results in a process model, describing the transfer of methodological knowledge within the sectoral system of innovation framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-202
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2013

Other keywords

  • Method transfer
  • Crisis management
  • Heuristics evaluation
  • User testing
  • Upplýsingatækni
  • Áfallastjórnun
  • Prófanir
  • Samskiptaforrit


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