SigniFYI-CDN: merged communicability and usability methods to evaluate notation-intensive interaction [article]

Juliana Soares Jansen Ferreira, Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza, Rafael Rossi de Mello Brandão, Carla Faria Leitão
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We present SigniFYI-CDN, an inspection method built from previously proposed methods combining Semiotic Engineering and the Cognitive Dimensions of Notations. Compared to its predecessors, SigniFYI-CDN simplifies procedural steps and supports them with more analytic scaffolds. It is especially fit for the study of interaction with technologies where notations are created and used by various people, or by a single person in various, and potentially distant, occasions. In such cases, notations
more » ... serve several purposes, like (mutual) comprehension, recall, coordination, negotiation, and documentation. We illustrate SigniFYI-CDN with highlights from the evaluation of a computer tool that supports qualitative data analysis. Our contribution is a simpler tool for researchers and practitioners to probe the power of combined communicability and usability analysis of interaction with increasingly complex data-intensive applications.
arXiv:1808.08138v2 fatcat:gsevdarmxvgfzcitbfz3b6mjhq