Engage me, do! : engagement catalysers to ignite a (design) conversation

A. Trotto, C.C.M. Hummels

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the possibilities of embodiment and skilful coping to connect people and to catalyse a constructive (design) "conversation" among people with different backgrounds, during transformative collaboration. We do this by illustrating the process and results of a two-weeks design class with Master students at the Department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The resulting Engagement Catalyser is a creative tool to engaging people in a (design) discussion more concrete and effective than a discussion or brainstorm session held around a table. The six developed Engagement Catalysers have been used and evaluated in two workshops, in which participants from very different cultural and professional background have used them as a means to engage quickly and ignite the design process. The results show that the Catalysers stimulate engagement, help people to get familiar and connected in a short period of time, and seem to inspire and boost the design process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI '13), 3-5 September 2013, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages136-145
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2192-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI 2013), September 3-5, 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20135 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI 2013), September 3-5, 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Abbreviated titleDPPI 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period3/09/135/09/13

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    Trotto, A., & Hummels, C. C. M. (2013). Engage me, do! : engagement catalysers to ignite a (design) conversation. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI '13), 3-5 September 2013, Newcastle, United Kingdom (pp. 136-145). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2513506.2513521