Abstract

In this paper we describe the "i|o cards", a tool comprising 31 paper cards that enables participants from different backgrounds to engage in creative collaborative activities in the design of interactive artifacts. These artifacts comprehend a wide range of design products in which physical instance and electronic behavior are integrated. Three workshops are described to illustrate different contexts and methods where the tool was already applied. The data gathered in the activities was used to improve the cards and to attest its role in improving certain aspects of the design process. At the end, four ways in which the i|o cards can be used to support creative activities are discussed.

Keywords

design process, design tools, interactive products

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

ilo Cards: A tool to support the design of interactive artifacts

In this paper we describe the "i|o cards", a tool comprising 31 paper cards that enables participants from different backgrounds to engage in creative collaborative activities in the design of interactive artifacts. These artifacts comprehend a wide range of design products in which physical instance and electronic behavior are integrated. Three workshops are described to illustrate different contexts and methods where the tool was already applied. The data gathered in the activities was used to improve the cards and to attest its role in improving certain aspects of the design process. At the end, four ways in which the i|o cards can be used to support creative activities are discussed.

 

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