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The power of observation

 

Breakthroughs are often born in the lab or boardroom, but they live or die in the real world where people determine their value through real use. Xerox has employed ethnography for many years to gain a better understanding of human behavior in naturalistic settings, and now we are applying it to parking and parking enforcement. Our field research plays a critical role in rolling out new services and solutions, as it reveals unforeseen human variables that do not surface in the lab, in computer simulations, or in surveys and focus groups.

 
 
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Isaacs, E. The power of observation. The Parking Professional. 2013 February; 26-29.

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Copyright © 2013 International Parking Institute. Reprinted with permission from The Parking Professional and the International Parking Institute.