Creating traces, sharing insight: Explorations in embodied cognition design

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This investigation explores relations between 1) a theory of human cognition, called Embodied Cognition, 2) the design of interactive systems and 3) the practice of 'creative group meetings' (of which the so-called 'brainstorm' is perhaps the best-known example). The investigation is one of Research-through-Design. This means that, together with students and external stakeholders, van Dijk designed two interactive prototypes. Both systems contain a 'mix' of both physical and digital forms. Both are designed to be tools in creative meeting sessions, or brainstorms. The tools are meant to form a natural, element in the physical meeting space. The function of these devices is to support the formation of shared insight: that is, the tools should support the process by which participants together, during the activity, get a better grip on the design challenge that they are faced with.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Hummels, Caroline, Supervisor, External person
  • van der Lugt, Remko, Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date28 May 2013
Place of PublicationEindhoven
Print ISBNs978-94-6191-699-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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