In late March and April, the HCSvLab team conducted eight interviews with researchers from a range of disciplines. This was done as a follow up to the survey we conducted earlier in the project. The aim of the interviews was to dig deeper and gain a better understanding of the needs of researchers in relation to the virtual laboratory.
One of the first things we developed on the project is a problem statement. This is intended as a high level summary of the problem we’re trying to solve in building the HCS Virtual Laboratory. I thought I’d present our current problem statement here and provide a bit of a commentary.
The ink isn’t quite dry on the contracts yet but we took the opportunity
of having the Speech Science and Technology
at Macquarie University to run a short workshop on the Virtual Laboratory. The
goal of the workshop was partly to publicise the project but also
to get some insight into the workflow that people were using in their research.