Imagining the prototype

C. E. Brouwer, M. Bhomer, ten

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    This article reports on the analysis of a design session, employing conversation analysis. In the design session three experts and a designer discuss a prototype of a shirt, which has been developed with the input from these experts. The analysis focuses on the type of involvement of the participants with the prototype and how they explicate the points they make in the discussion with or without making use of the prototype. Three techniques for explicating design issues that exploit the prototype are identified: a. gazing simultaneously with pointing, touching and/or manipulating (moving, stretching, turning) b. demonstrating by taking the prototype into use the way it is supposed to be used c. demonstrating by imitating the manipulation or use of the prototype through gesture - an 'imagined' dealing with the prototype. Based on the analysis, it is argued that these techniques offer different possibilities for discussing design issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Participatory Innovation Conference (PINC 2013), 18-20 June 2013, Lahti, Finland
    EditorsH. Melkas, J. Buur
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Eventconference; Participatory Innovation Conference; 2013-06-18; 2013-06-20 -
    Duration: 18 Jun 201320 Jun 2013


    Conferenceconference; Participatory Innovation Conference; 2013-06-18; 2013-06-20
    OtherParticipatory Innovation Conference


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