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Title:
Using Participatory Heuristic Evaluation as a Collaborative Backbone in Large-Scale Projects - Preliminary Experience from the eWALL EU-Project
Author:
Clara Schaarup: Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark Louise Pape-Haugaard: Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark Stine Veje Hangaard: Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark Albena Mihovska: Department of Electronic System, Aalborg University, Denmark Gunnar Hartvigsen: Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway Ole K. Hejlesen: Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
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Year:
2015
Conference:
SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway
Issue:
115
Article no.:
004
Pages:
19-24
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-06-26
ISBN:
978-91-7685-985-8
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Worldwide, the number of collaboration activities and largescale projects (LSPs) increases. According to Harvard Business Review, LSPs contain several challenges related to strategy, interdependence, teaming, culture, norms, leadership, and different educational background. eWALL is an ongoing LSP with 14 partners where several evaluation methods are used, including Participatory Heuristic Evaluation. The applied method can be seen as a two-level approach: First, the eWALL system was evaluated using Participatory Heuristic Evaluation and, second, results of the Participatory Heuristic Evaluation were assessed by groups of project participants. Using the method and discussing the results in these meetings, not only focused on system improvements, but also facilitated fruitful discussions related to the overall goal, challenges, and progression in the project. Participatory Heuristic Evaluation proved useful for evaluating the system, and prompted the idea of using the formalism, i.e. as a collaborative backbone, at a higher managerial level to tackle some of the challenges associated with LSPs. In order to refine and prove the benefit of using Participatory Heuristic Evaluation as a collaborative backbone, further studies should be conducted.

Keywords: collaborative backbone; participatory heuristic evaluation; preliminary project experience; large-scale project

SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway

Author:
Clara Schaarup, Louise Pape-Haugaard, Stine Veje Hangaard, Albena Mihovska, Gunnar Hartvigsen, Ole K. Hejlesen
Title:
Using Participatory Heuristic Evaluation as a Collaborative Backbone in Large-Scale Projects - Preliminary Experience from the eWALL EU-Project
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SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway

Author:
Clara Schaarup, Louise Pape-Haugaard, Stine Veje Hangaard, Albena Mihovska, Gunnar Hartvigsen, Ole K. Hejlesen
Title:
Using Participatory Heuristic Evaluation as a Collaborative Backbone in Large-Scale Projects - Preliminary Experience from the eWALL EU-Project
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