From DIY tutorials to DIY recipes

M. Dalton, A. Desjardins, R.L. Wakkary

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    While online DIY (do-it-yourself) tutorials have increasingly gained interest both at CHI and in the DIY and Maker communities, there is not a lot of research concerning the qualities and drawbacks of the current formats used to share DIY knowledge online. Drawing on our current study of DIY tutorials, in this paper we propose an experimentation in which we "translate" DIY tutorials from their current formats to a more traditional cookbook style format. We present two tutorials -- the Cardboard Desklamp and the DIY Cellphone -- with their translation and discuss what we learned from the translation process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceeding CHI EA '14 CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2474-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
    Conference number: 32


    Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2014
    Other"One of a CHInd"
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