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Sketching Movement-based Interactions: Defining Guidelines for Tool Support in Interdisciplinary Teams
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Human-Computer Interaction.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design there is an increased interest in designing for leisure and fun in contrast to an understanding of technology primarily as part of the workplace. Along with this, the relevance of experiential aspects of design is heightened compared to usability in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction. At the same time, this created an interest in the relationship between the human body and technology use in research and industry.

The starting point for this thesis is the perceived difficulty to combine exploration and technology in early stages of the design process without becoming technology-focused. Instead of picking a technology early in the process and therefore letting the design process be shaped by it, this thesis advocates introducing technology in a way that designers can explore different technologies similar to sketching with different materials.

This thesis aims to identify the needs of designers in inter- disciplinary teams when designing with movement-based interactions. This is done by first summarizing important aspects of sketching from the literature. Secondly, the tools that are currently available are reviewed. Finally, an observational study of a design situation is conducted to complete this investigation.

The main outcome of this thesis is a set of guidelines for designing a sketching tool for movement-based interactions in interdisciplinary teams. The most important are low transaction costs, overview over sketches, integration into the existing ecosystem, optimization for the team setting and clear articulation of material qualities. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 94 p.
Keyword [en]
movement-based interactions, sketching, interdisciplinary teams, interaction design
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213228OAI: diva2:681942
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Mobile Life VINN Excellence centre
Subject / course
Human-Computer Interaction
Educational program
Master Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
2013-09-19, A204, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2014-01-20 Created: 2013-12-19 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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