What Matters When Designing Technology Solutions

A brief excerpt from a research project:

The more active role for the school leaders in these technology decisions appears to have been grounded in their ability to apply their judgement to four variables of the systems and to criticize the technology in these terms. 

  • Improvement: Did the solution solve the problem? 
  • Ease of use: Can it be implemented with minimal training?
  • Perceived value: Do members of the organizations understand the problem has been solved?
  • Demonstrability: Do others see value in the solution?