A brief story of user centered research

  1.  Summer job. Assistant butterfly chaser: age 7

Wendy, a girl in my neighborhood, was  fascinated by butterflies.  She knew all their Latin names, where to find and how to catch them. She had a meticulously maintained mounted collection and all the equipment of a young lepidopterist. It was my first summer of intense and focused observation and a wonderful time running in the field behind our neighborhood chasing things in flight.butterfly