Supporting cooperative design through "living" artefacts

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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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries (NordiCHI '10)
    EditorsEbba Þóra Hvannberg
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages541-550
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-934-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2010

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    Keywords

    • METIS-271075
    • IR-74238
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/0033812
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-18610

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    Vyas, D., Nijholt, A., & van der Veer, G. C. (2010). Supporting cooperative design through "living" artefacts. In E. Þ. Hvannberg (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries (NordiCHI '10) (pp. 541-550). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1868914.1868975