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New Frontiers in Usability for Users' Complex Knowledge Work

Barbara Mirel

Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2008, pp. 149-151

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Implications for usability raised by all the studies commonly highlight the need to further explore the following:

Many other issues not raised here are also important for improving usability. The following include some of these issues for further exploration:

These issues are compelling and far from resolved. They intrigued and engaged the group of us who reviewed the submissions and helped to put this special issue together - Mike Albers, Whitney Quesenbery, Ginny Redish, and myself. The insights presented in the submitted manuscripts sparked many conversations among us about the multiple scales of complexity, about designing for usability, and about strategically evaluating systems. We hope that JUS will consider more special issues dedicated to this fascinating topic and professional challenge.

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