Supporting cooperative design through "living" artefacts


Vyas, Dhaval and Nijholt, Anton and Veer, Gerrit van der (2010) Supporting cooperative design through "living" artefacts. In: 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2010, 16-20 October 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark (pp. pp. 541-550).

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Abstract:We present findings from a field trial of CAM (Cooperative Artefact Memory) -- a mobile-tagging based messaging system -- in a design studio environment. CAM allows individuals to collaboratively store relevant information onto their physical design artefacts, such as sketches, collages, story-boards, and physical mock-ups in the form of messages, annotations and external web links. We studied the use of CAM in three student design projects. We observed that CAM facilitated new ways of collaborating in joint design projects. The serendipitous and asynchronous nature of CAM facilitated expressions of design aesthetics, allowed designers to have playful interactions, supported exploration of new design ideas, and supported designers' reflective practices. In general, our results show how CAM transformed mundane design artefacts into "living" artefacts that made the creative and playful side of cooperative design visible.
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