Connected baby bottle: a design case study towards a framework for data-enabled design

S.J.A. Bogers, J.W. Frens, J.W.M. Van Kollenburg, E.J.L. Deckers, C.C.M. Hummels

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This paper presents the design case study of a connected baby bottle, which is used as an exploration towards a dataenabled design framework for designing intelligent products, services and ecosystems targeting behavior change. We explore how contextual, behavioral and experiential data can be used as design material for remote insight collection and remote design intervention. The first "contextual" iteration sets out to understand the design context with its complexities, based on a combination of quantitative sensor data and qualitative interview sessions. The second 'informed' iteration utilizes design probes, remotely connected to a data-canvas, to explore behavioral, experiential and contextual consequences of design interventions. The dynamic and open character of the introduced data-canvas allowed us to iterate quickly without requiring physical presence of the designer. Finally, we translate the findings from this case study into a two step model for data-enabled design that we further discuss to outline what next steps are required towards constructing a framework for data enabled design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse, 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340311
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2016
Event11th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016) - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016
Conference number: 11


Conference11th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016)
Abbreviated titleDIS 2016
Internet address


  • Behavior change
  • Complexity
  • Data
  • Data-enabled design
  • In the everyday life
  • Prototyping
  • Systems


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