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for all your building materials, timber and sheet


Linda Janssen
Sabrina Doornekamp
Jelmar van Voorst
Aishwarya Babu

Commissioner: STIHO


Stiho is a supplier of construction, wood and plate materials. Costumers of Stiho are construction companies active in building, renovation and the development of small new building projects. Craftsmanship and knowledge about product and application modes are disappearing rapidly in the Dutch construction industry. Ageing is the main reason for this development. The loss of knowledge and skills is already causing problems in maintaining the quality of project in this industry. The question is how these skills and knowledge can be preserved and circulated to future generations through digital storytelling? The target group that Stiho wants to reach consists of construction companies active in building, renovation and the development of small new building projects. The media application that has to be developed must make this knowledge accessible to craftsmen at the ‘Stiho-building square’ (together with the Giebels formula) and at building locations.

Finishing the final prototype

Last week we had the last presentation and did the last usability test at the STIHO bouwplein before finalizing the prototype. We found some useful insights thanks to Jasper and Rik who are construction workers and therefor stakeholders. They tested the app by assignments we came up with. The goal that we had with the usability testing were that we could see if it was clear for the user how they could ask a question, how they used the archive and are the categories clear enough. Does saving in the archive and searching the archive is logical for the user? How would the user search within the contacts and is it clear what the difference is between the contact lists? We found out that not all buttons were as useful as we thought they were so we decided to change some design things in the interface to improve the way the app can be used.

Above you can see how Rik is testing the app. We used a camera so we could track his movements and see if the functions made sense for him and were on the right place. The picture underneath shows the talk we had with Jasper and Rik about the testing and the app itself, it was a very useful day.

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