Review: Open-ended objects: A tool for brainstorming

Egon van den Broek

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Abstract

Cruz and Gaudron sketch the concept of open-ended objects that are positioned as facilitating brainstorming workshops for human-computer interaction (HCI) purposes. Open-ended objects are characterized by four features: those that provide a preliminary experience, a tangible representation of a question, an interactive experience, and an intentionally incomplete experience. This set of features is envisioned to provide a participatory atmosphere among participants in the brainstorm session and catalyze an experience perspective on the issue at hand. The idea behind open-ended objects is appealing. However, its description is more a sketch of an idea than a scientifically sound introduction of a new concept. Moreover, much work has already been done on probing experiences [1] and related endeavors, such as interactive art, shared mental models, and visual languages, starting with the work of Rudolf Arnheim [2]. It is a shame that Cruz and Gaudron seem to be unaware of the vast amount of work related to theirs. 1) Westerink, J.H.D.M.; Ouwerkerk, M.; Overbeek, B.; Pasveer, W.F.; de Ruyter, B. Probing experience: from academic research to commercial propositions. Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, 2008. 2) Arnheim, R. Visual thinking. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1969.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)CR138560
Number of pages1
JournalComputing reviews
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Tangibles
  • EWI-19289
  • brain storming
  • HMI-HF: Human Factors
  • Review
  • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
  • METIS-275839
  • Communication
  • Design
  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS

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van den Broek, Egon. / Review: Open-ended objects: A tool for brainstorming. In: Computing reviews. 2010 ; pp. CR138560.
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Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewAcademic

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