The Story of Story: Using Narrative Elements in the Service of Usability. John C. Thomas Usability Professionals Association June 15, 2006 [email protected] www.watson.ibm.com/knowsoc/ www.truthtable.com. Agenda. Why story? What makes for a good story?
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The Story of Story: Using Narrative Elements in the Service of Usability.
John C. Thomas
Usability Professionals Association
June 15, 2006
Sensation and Feeling:
The wind howled.
Jack felt the sting of the sleet.
“Blast it! Suzi doesn’t really need this medicine!”
“Why do I always let her talk me into these hair-brained schemes anyway? Why don’t I fight back?”
Based on the story of Old Grandfather who invented Clothing
Hand Washing Duo
Side by side “confessional”
Team accomplishes the work
High shared stimulus context
Rhythm not required
Team or One prepares machine to accomplish the work
Moderate shared stimulus context
High shared stimulus context (same meal)
No negotiation required (separate meals)
Conversation less likely (person who is ready first starts some other activity)