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Experiential role of artefacts in cooperative design

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Experiential role of artefacts in cooperative design
The role of material artefacts in supporting distributed and colocated work practices has been well acknowledged within HCI and CSCW research. In this paper, we show that in addition to their ecological, coordinative and organizational support, artefacts also play an `experiential' role. In this case, artefacts not only improve efficiency or have a purely functional role (e.g. allowing people to complete tasks quickly), but the materiality, use and manifestations of these artefacts bring quality and richness to people's performance and help them make better sense of their everyday lives. In a domain such as industrial design, such artefacts play an important role for supporting creativity and innovation. Based on our ethnographic fieldwork on understanding cooperative design practices of industrial design students and researchers, we describe several experiential practices that are supported by design-related artefacts such as sketches, drawings, physical models and explorat...
Dhaval Vyas, Dirk Heylen, Anton Nijholt, Gerrit C.
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CANDT
Authors Dhaval Vyas, Dirk Heylen, Anton Nijholt, Gerrit C. van der Veer
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