Prototyping with data: designer needs and tool support
2016 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
With large amounts of data available for interactive applications, data is becoming an increasingly important material in the design process. Consequently, including real data in prototyping work and early design iterations is desired, but prototyping tools currently allow mostly prototyping with dummy and static data. Programming skills are often required for prototyping with real data, which can be a problem for designers lacking such skills or when design ideas quickly need to be tested. We have analyzed approaches for prototyping with data taken by commercial prototyping tools targeted specifically at designers and we compare these solutions to data-related prototyping needs identified in a study, including interviews and prototyping tasks, with 7 design practitioners. We provide details on why and when prototyping with real data is valuable in the design process and we analyze challenges that designers may face when prototyping with data. Finally, we give a number of suggestions for prototyping tools aiming to support designers in prototyping with real data.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 473-483 p.
prototyping, data-driven applications, interaction design, prototyping tools
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Human-computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-196841ISBN: 978-1-4503-4031-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-196841DiVA: diva2:1049185
11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016, Gardens Point Campus of Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Brisbane, Australia, 4 June 2016 through 8 June 2016
QC 201611242016-11-232016-11-232016-11-24Bibliographically approved