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Re: Use case template -- user needs

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:03:27 +0200
Message-ID: <4C5697EF.5080003@few.vu.nl>
To: András Micsik <micsik@sztaki.hu>
CC: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Hello András,

  
> We could use the information consumption lifecycle
> (collect->interpret->analyze->synthesize->present->publish) as a lead to
> get a hierarchical list of user needs. It is quite similar to Karen's
> behaviours image. I tried to sort some of the existing terms:
>
> collect:
> - browse / explore / find / retrieve entities
> - to select an entity appropriate to the user’s needs
> - to acquire or obtain access to the entity
>
> interpret / analyze / synthesize:
> - to convert entities to another format
> - to merge selected entities with local data
> - to reason about selected entities
> - to enrich existing entities with more data
> - to identify an entity
> - to contextualise the entities by connecting them with other entities
>
> present / publish:
> - to create or update entities
> - to annotate, comment information
> - to visualize entities and their relations
> - Justify, to document the authority data creator’s reason
> - to make new entities accessible inside an information system
> - to provide new data as LOD


Thanks for that contribution! I see that Jodi started to add that in the wiki [1]
I find it relevant for our work in general, but as for Karen's image, I'd hesitate about including it in the "dimensions" page right now. This page is to be used as a companion to the use case gathering process, and it may deter potential contributors if it becomes too complex, whatever smart this complexity is. I can already anticipate our Use Case template makers (rightly) complaining here :-)

Rather, I would use such classification for after the case gathering process, when we start analyzing them ourselves. Would you agree with that?

  
> Furthermore, I'd add "Knowledge bases" under "Non library information
> systems"


Added!

Cheers,

Antoine

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Dimensions&diff=0&oldid=283


>
> Social uses could be a yes/no property, it's quite hard to classify all
> possible goals of social functionality.
>
> Andras
>
> Antoine Isaac írta:
>> Hi Karen,
>>
>> That's an interesting view indeed. But maybe it's better to keep it
>> for us for a later fine-grained analysis of the cases we got, and not
>> for external use case providers. As you say it, this is really complex
>> and I think it could prove deterring.
>>
>> What would be interesting is to test the current classification at [1]
>> against yours, to see if we should add another general category there.
>> To me:
>> - "discover" overlaps with "Browse / explore / select", "Access /
>> obtain" and "Retrieve / find"
>> - "gather" overlaps with "Integrate / contextualize" and "Justify"
>> - "create" overlaps with "Add information / annotate / comment"
>>
>> That leaves with "share" which is not obviously present in the current
>> state. We could add it, maybe also adding the "cite" suggested by
>> Monica [2]
>> though she linked it to "annotate / comment" in her mail.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Antoine
>>
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Dimensions
>> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-lld/2010Jul/0030.html
>>
>
>
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