An analysis of specialist and non-specialist user requirements for geographic climate change information

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The EU EuroClim project developed a system to monitor and record climate change indicator data based on satellite observations of snow cover, sea ice and glaciers in Northern Europe and the Arctic. It also contained projection data for temperature, rainfall and average wind speed for Europe. These were all stored as data sets in a GIS database for users to download. The process of gathering requirements for a user population including scientists, researchers, policy makers, educationalists and the general public is described. Using an iterative design methodology, a user survey was administered to obtain initial feedback on the system concept followed by panel sessions where users were presented with the system concept and a demonstrator to interact with it. The requirements of both specialist and non-specialist users is summarised together with strategies for the effective communication of geographic climate change information. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society.

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Maguire, M. C. (2013). An analysis of specialist and non-specialist user requirements for geographic climate change information. Applied Ergonomics, 44(6), 874–885. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.03.029

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