We are currently looking for Europe-based researchers from social sciences and humanities (SSH) disciplines to support our user research for the development of the GOTRIPLE discovery platform.
Our project, TRIPLE, deals with social sciences and humanities (SSH) research, and our goal is to build a digital platform that supports the discoverability of research publications and data as well as contacts. The SSH research fields are divided across a wide array of disciplines and languages. While this specialisation is definitely important in these research fields, it also leads to a fragmentation that prevents SSH research from reaching its full potential. Use and reuse of SSH research is low, interdisciplinary collaboration possibilities are often missed, and as a result, the societal impact is limited. TRIPLE seeks to address these issues: It enables researchers and other stakeholders to discover and reuse SSH data, but also to find other researchers and projects across disciplinary and language boundaries.
Why do we need you?
We are in the process of conducting co-design workshops and interviews with SSH researchers. Co-design is a collaborative approach to the development of a specific product, in our case the GOTRIPLE platform: Instead of conceptualising and creating the product solely based on our team’s experience, ideas and expectations, we actively involve researchers and other relevant stakeholders in the process.
The co-design sessions will help us understand the needs of future GOTRIPLE users so we can design a user-friendly platform that will make your life as a researcher easier!
What do we want you to do?
You will participate in an online co-design session, either a workshop with 2-3 other participants or a one-on-one interview. The tools we use are Microsoft Teams for communication and Miro, which is an interactive virtual whiteboard tool. We will provide access to both. The sessions will be recorded.
We anticipate that the sessions will last between 45 and 90 minutes.
Our aim is to find out how you go about your daily professional work as a researcher, including which digital discovery tools you typically use throughout the research cycle.
The next opportunity to take part is a codesign workshop on 9 December, 11:00-12:30 CET, on the topic of the recommender system, one of the innovative services of the GOTRIPLE platform.
Interviews will be arranged at a mutually convenient time (approx. 60 minutes).
Get in touch!
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you are interested in contributing to the TRIPLE project! All you need to do is to send an email to Paula Forbes from Abertay University at p.forbes[at]abertay.ac.uk.
You can check out the consent form that we would ask you to sign here: