Articles by Barbara Mirel

Barbara Mirel is an Associate Research Scientist of Education at the University of Michigan. She is the Director of the user experience and evaluation core in the National Center of Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI), an NIH-funded center. Her research focuses on designing for usefulness for complex work and is the author of Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving (Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2004).

New Frontiers in Usability for Users’ Complex Knowledge Work

Abstract For usability professionals, one of the top priorities of the coming decades is to assure that products are usable and useful for people’s complex work in complex systems. To meet this challenge we need to better understand the nature and practices of various domain-based complex tasks and the flow of people’s work across tools. […] [Read More]