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An analysis of specialist and non-specialist user requirements for geographic climate change information

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posted on 17.05.2013, 08:46 authored by Martin MaguireMartin Maguire
The EU EuroClim project developed a system to monitor and record climate change indicator data based on satellite observations of snow cover, sea ice and glaciers in Northern Europe and the Arctic. It also contained projection data for temperature, rainfall and average wind speed for Europe. These were all stored as data sets in a GIS database for users to download. The process of gathering requirements for a user population including scientists, researchers, policy makers, educationalists and the general public is described. Using an iterative design methodology, a user survey was administered to obtain initial feedback on the system concept followed by panel sessions where users were presented with the system concept and a demonstrator to interact with it. The requirements of both specialist and non-specialist users is summarised together with strategies for the effective communication of geographic climate change information.

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MAGUIRE, M., 2013. An analysis of specialist and non-specialist user requirements for geographic climate change information. Applied Ergonomics, 44 (6), pp. 874–885.

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© Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2013

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This article was published in the journal, Applied Ergonomics [© Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.03.029

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0003-6870

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en