User-centered development of a Virtual Research Environment to support collaborative research events

Meik Poschen, Michael Daw, Robert N. Procter, M. (Martin) Turner, Terry Hanley, 1965- Slack Roger, Andy Hall, 1953- Jones Michael, Anja Le Blanc, Emma Place, Nikki Rogers, Andrew Rowley, Tobias Schiebeck, Damian Steer, Caroline Williams, Rebecca L. Jones, Mike A Jones

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This paper discusses the user-centred development process within the Collaborative Research Events on the Web (CREW) project, funded under the JISC Virtual Research Environments (VRE) programme. After presenting the project, its aims and the functionality of the CREW VRE, we focus on the user engagement approach, grounded in the method of co-realisation. We describe the different research settings and requirements of our three embedded user groups and the respective activities conducted so far. Finally we elaborate on the main challenges of our user engagement approach and end with the project?s next steps.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on e-Social Science
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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