Contact e-mail address:
Reference name for project (please do not use the real name, so that the
form can remain unclassified)
Reason for assessment (using this form)
- Context of Use
Purpose : To establish,
clarify and communicate the characteristics of:
in which the product
system will operate.
As a consequence:
A user is any individual
interacting with the system. Examples of users and stakeholders are
included in this figure.
of the public are always stakeholders and may be users.
For each of the
activities below please select one of the following options:
No No - this
This happens occasionally but there is no consistency
this usually happens
is recognised as the way we do business
1. The characteristics
of the users are described.
2. The tasks that
users perform to achieve their goals are described.
3.The task analysis
includes consideration of parallel tasks, conflicting goals.
4. Non-system equipment
with which the users will directly interact is described.
5. The requirements
for common features with other equipments are identified.
6. The organisational
environment (including reporting structures) and the way that this shapes
the role of the product system is described.
7. A context description
for both the product system and the worksystem is produced.
8. The location,
workplace equipment and ambient conditions are described.
9. The operability
implications of the physical environment are described.
10. Each project
stakeholder (for example, system developers, system owners and user
organisations, designer, evaluator, owner) has access to enough information
about the context of use to develop the design.