Finding-NEVO: Toward Radical Design in HCI Conference Paper uri icon


  • We address the methodology of design-oriented research in HCI, whereby researchers design and implement technology to test concepts. The task is to produce a testable prototype (that we call NEVO, Non-Embarrassing Version One) that faithfully embodies the concept. We probed leading HCI researchers and CHI authors about the challenge of Finding NEVO. We found uncertainty on how to design prototypes that allow for both design and scientific contributions. We propose the Finding-NEVO model that articulates a process yielding prototypes that are faithful to the rationale and idea being studied. We conclude by discussing our theoretical and methodological contributions. 2013 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Chu, S. L., Quek, F., Wang, Y., & Hartson, R.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Chu, Sharon Lynn||Quek, Francis||Wang, Yao||Hartson, Rex

publication date

  • September 2013