5 - Information
Gathering: Unobtrusive Methods
Use STROBE to analyze the following offices. In a paragraph or two, explain
what inferences you can draw from your observations. You may alternatively work
in a small group and discuss what you learned from your observations. Explain
your findings to the class.
- Kathy Blandford
- What does Blandford's office tell you?
- Snowden Evans
- What is the look and feel of Evans's office? What does it tell you?
- What important document did you find that gives information about the
- What kind of computers does Evans have?
- Why does he have two computers (speculate)?
- What useful thing did you find when examining the computers?
- Daniel Hill
- Is he a formal or casual person?
- Open or rather secretive?
- James F. Hyatt
- What does his office tell you?
- Thomas Ketcham
- What did you learn from his office?
- His phone call?
- His use of his computer?
- What type of body language is Ketcham exhibiting?
- What important documents are found in Ketcham's office?
- Linda Lin
- What did you learn from her office?
- Roger Rabin
- What is the single most important item (as far as the analyst is concerned)
in Rabin's office?
- What did you find on his computer?
- John Sherman
- What does Sherman's office tell you?
- What three valuable pieces of information are in Sherman's office?
- Melissa Smith
- What does Smith's office tell you?
- What does Smith's phone call tell you about your role in the system?
- What valuable objects are found in Smith's office?
- Warren F. Torrey
- What is the look and feel of Torrey's office?
- Todd Taylor
- What did you learn from Taylor's office?
- What valuable objects did you find in Taylor's office?
- Lewis McGuigan
- What did you find that was useful in McGuigan's office?
- Kate Eckert
- Judging from her office, how open or secretive is Kate Eckert?
- Nathan Donaldson
- List three valuable objects that you found in Donaldson's office?