Get Realistic! - UCD Course Design and Evaluation

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Get Realistic! - UCD Course Design and Evaluation. / Larusdottir, Marta; Roto, Virpi; Stage, Jan; Lucero Vera, Andres.

Human-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 15-30 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics; No. 11262 LNCS).

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Larusdottir, M, Roto, V, Stage, J & Lucero Vera, A 2018, Get Realistic! - UCD Course Design and Evaluation. in Human-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics, no. 11262 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 15-30, International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, Nice, France, 03/09/2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05909-5_2

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Larusdottir, M., Roto, V., Stage, J., & Lucero Vera, A. (2018). Get Realistic! - UCD Course Design and Evaluation. In Human-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 15-30). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics; No. 11262 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05909-5_2

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Larusdottir M, Roto V, Stage J, Lucero Vera A. Get Realistic! - UCD Course Design and Evaluation. In Human-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 15-30. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics; 11262 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05909-5_2

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Larusdottir, Marta ; Roto, Virpi ; Stage, Jan ; Lucero Vera, Andres. / Get Realistic! - UCD Course Design and Evaluation. Human-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 15-30 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics; 11262 LNCS).

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