Let us have a look at the word – Context. It specifically means “The situation within which something exists or happens”. Now, let us concatenate it with application development. Before laying down the stepping stone for the application, one must have the knowledge about all the stakeholders who will play a pivotal role in the day to day functioning.
The data which we collect in order to get familiar with the nature of work and problem areas is called “Contextual data” and the enquiry which we conduct to fetch out the basics is called “Contextual enquiry”. This blog tries to explore this concept further.