Space as a Resource in Creative Design Practices

Dhaval Vyas, Gerrit C. van der Veer, Dirk K.J. Heylen, Antinus Nijholt

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    Based on longitudinal ethnographic fieldwork in two industrial design departments and two design companies, we explore the role of spatial arrangements for supporting creative design practices within different design studios. From our results, we show that designers explicitly make use of the physical space for 1) communicating and inspiring design ideas, 2) exploring design solutions and 3) managing design projects. We believe that these design practices could bring insightful implications for developing ubiquitous technologies to support the design profession.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2009
    EditorsTom Gross
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-03657-6
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2009
    Event12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference in Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT - Uppsala, Sweden
    Duration: 24 Aug 200928 Aug 2009

    Publication series

    NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2009
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    NumberLNCS 5727


    Conference12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference in Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT
    OtherAugust 24-28, 2009


    • METIS-264094
    • IR-67551
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/0033812
    • EWI-16404
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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