After several iterations, programming began on working system
Pilot subjects with “real system”
Followed by extensive IGS Field Trial
Users had very positive reaction to the system based on questionnaire results; HOWEVER, it seemed that most were either: trying it because they were told to, kicking the tires, or seeing what it “would be like.” Only a few (and there were some) seemed to be engaged in serious learning.
Volunteers asked for two hour time slot; given instructions to print out ahead of time; most stayed on phone and spoke aloud during all tasks; some preferred to work silently or send same-time messages.
Not all subjects kept appointments; not all subjects turned in all materials – but most (>90%) did turn in all materials.
Subjects read overview of experiment and were asked if they had any questions
Subjects read a scenario to motivate them to design a solution to a customer’s problem
Subjects had 55 minutes to learn
Subjects had 35 minutes to complete a high level design
Subjects were then quizzed on objective knowledge of WebSphere and Web Services, answered subjective questions about their experience with the software and asked about their relevant background knowledge.
IBM has the chance for a moderately large software deal with Genysis although … is a strong competitor. You’ve been called in at the last minute because the person who was supposed to give a client presentation was in a serious automobile accident. The client exec wanted to reschedule …Genysis … needs to make a decision now. You will meet with the client in about an hour …provide preliminary high level “design”…. If you can pull this off, your boss would be extremely impressed. Basically, their situation is as follows:
Genysis … an international provider of herbs, vitamins, and related health care products; they have a working client-server application that allows registered pharmacists to order their products on-line. …software called “Doser” allows the pharmacist to enter a body weight and get a recommended dosage for particular drugs. A series of recent events, …have led them to want to publish “Doser” as a Web Service available to the general public. Moreover…they would like to offer interactions in at least six major languages… as well as English. Luckily, although the current application is written for an American English, the Model View Controller Pattern was used and formats, help files and messages …separate from …control flow. Genysis… considering possible use of another Web Service PolyGlot to do translation….
Also, a significant correlation between self-reported experience and number of pages; r=.46, t(24)=2.535, p<.01 (one-tailed), p<.02 (two-tailed)
When experience is taken into account, the effect of group increases: t(24)=2.66, p<.014
Registry includes herb, vitamins, etc. WSDL document Existing Java beans Import JAR file into AAT WAR file Web Sphere build Deploy Run Manage Client Service Registry Sample Design from one of the Query Only subjects