In the context of the user research for data.tricoteuses.fr @eudmo2 @dachary and @eraviart used the transcript of the five intercept interview of developers working with data sets in a session of affinity mapping.
A. Generating the sticky notes . In this step, team members write down ideas by reading the interview scripts on separate sticky notes. They should write down ideas exactly was found in the interview and refrain from interpreting any of them. They should not skip an idea they find unimportant. They should not ideas that came to mind but that are not in the interview. The sticky notes are not sorted, they are in chronological order, in a group that has the interview number to identify them.
- A different color is used for each interview.
- The About you part of the interview gives context but usually does not contain ideas
B. Organizing the notes in groups . After the the ideation session, the team has a workshop devoted to analyzing the notes by:
- sorting them into categories: each participant takes the notes of someone else and group them into categories (as many as they want). Each category is identified by a sticky note.
- prioritizing each note: when everybody is finished sorting, all participants get together and merge all categories. The categories of a participant is chosen first and they get to explain them to the other participants who debate on their relevance and suggest improvements. When this is done, another participant takes their categories and does the same, merging them with the previous session results. And so on.
About the affinity session
- Goal: identifying emerging themes related to the usage or the making of a data set repository by developers