Techniques for Favorable Technology Assessment and Successful Technology Infusion

Abstract/Agenda: 

What do technology users or system architects look for when assessing new tools or system components?  Once they have a cursory understanding about what the new tool or system component can do, how do they calculate the chances of that tool or component meeting their needs or integrating into their existing or developing system?  What are the communication vehicles by which users and, subsequently, decision-makers  get the information they need?  How important is the user experience with the communication vehicles (e.g., project or tool website)?  What impact does the user experience with the communication vehicles have upon successful technology infusion?  For the technology developer and the architect, are there interoperability criteria that could be used during development that would facilitate the favorable assessment  of a technology?  At what point in development should communication about the tool / component be generated to increase the changes of technology infusion?In this session, we will investigate some of the factors affecting technology assessment and technology infusion and review, and suggest, approaches that can be used by both assessors and developers to increase the success rate for use of technologies into new environments.

Citation:
Techniques for Favorable Technology Assessment and Successful Technology Infusion ; Winter Meeting 2017. ESIP Commons , October 2016

Comments

natalie@cos.io's picture

Nancy, It would be great if you could post an example of the the Use_Case_Scenarios spreadsheet back to this page . Thanks for a great presentation. Natalie
sjskhalsa's picture

I could not make winter ESIP but I'm very interested in hearing what came out of this session. I'm with a small group attempting to chart a course for EarthCube cyberinfrastructure development. Any lit references would also be appreciated.