Supporting cooperative design through "living" artefacts

Vyas, Dhaval, Nijholt, Anton, & van der Veer, Gerrit (2010) Supporting cooperative design through "living" artefacts. In Blandford, Ann, Gulliksen, Jan, Ebba Thora, Hvannberg, Marta Kristin, Larusdottir, Effie L-C, Law, & Vilhjalmsson, Hannes Hogni (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : Extending Boundaries (NordiCHI 2010), ACM, Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 541-550.

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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.

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ID Code: 69442
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CAM (Cooperative Artefact Memory), Living Artefacts, Design Studio, Product Design, Twitter
DOI: 10.1145/1868914.1868975
ISBN: 9781605589343
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 ACM
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 04:20
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 01:40

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