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co-discovery method

also “constructive interaction”; a user-testing technique where users work collaboratively to solve problems on a computer. The advantage over single-person testing is that the users talk about what they are doing naturally (as opposed to using a think-aloud protocol) and they help each other through difficulties instead of getting indefinitely bogged down.

Co-discovery is also a technique used in learning. By having learners work on computers together, they learn from each other and avoid having as many problems with computer skills getting in the way of solving the significant problem they are addressing.