Artful Surfaces in Design Practices

Dhaval Vyas

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    A largely overlooked aspect of innovative design practices is how workplace surfaces play a role in supporting designers’ everyday work. In this paper we introduce the idea of artful surfaces. Artful surfaces (Figure 1) are full of informative, inspirational and creative artefacts that help designers accomplish their everyday design practices. The way these surfaces are created and used could provide information about how designers work. We identify four types of artful surfaces: personal, shared, project-specific and live surfaces; and describe them using examples.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationCHI '09 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
    EditorsG. Olsen
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-247-4
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2009


    • EWI-15203
    • METIS-263772
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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    Vyas, D. (2009). Artful Surfaces in Design Practices. In G. Olsen (Ed.), CHI '09 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 1-4). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).