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Shaping Pachyderm 2.0 with User Requirements

TitleShaping Pachyderm 2.0 with User Requirements
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHowes, D., Witchey H., Shapiro W., & Smith R.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2005: Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 13-16
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsauthoring tool, beta testing, Pachyderm, user requirements, user testing

This paper describes a process for gathering user requirements used in the development of Pachyderm 2.0, an easy-to-use multimedia authoring tool with asset management capabilities. Examples of source documents, descriptions of procedures used, and specific results of user tests are included to illustrate the flow of the requirements-gathering and testing activities. The process can be easily adapted to projects of varying scope and budgets.