Inspirational bits: Towards a shared understanding of the digital material
2011 (English)In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2011, 1561-1570 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In any design process, a medium's properties need to be considered. This is nothing new in design. Still we find that in HCI and interactive systems design the properties of a technology are often glossed over. That is, technologies are black-boxed without much thought given to how their distinctive properties open up design possibilities. In this paper we describe what we call inspirational bits as a way to become more familiar with the design material in HCI, the digital material. We describe inspirational bits as quick and dirty but fully working systems in both hardware and software built with the aim of exposing one or several of the dynamic properties of a digital material. We also show how they provide a means of sharing design knowledge across the members of a multi-disciplined design team.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1561-1570 p.
, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Accelerometers, Bluetooth, Design, Design approach, Design materials, Digital materials, Multi-disciplined design teams, Radio communication, Radio signal strength, RFID, Sensor nodes, Wireless sensor networks, Multi-disciplined design, Wireless sensor, Human computer interaction, Human engineering, Product design, Sensors, Systems analysis, Telecommunication equipment, User interfaces, Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-151205DOI: 10.1145/1978942.1979170ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79958091930ISBN: 9781450302289OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-151205DiVA: diva2:748437
29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, 7 May 2011 through 12 May 2011, Vancouver, BC
QC 201409192014-09-192014-09-152015-12-02Bibliographically approved