The making of a mock-up: A story about how ideas are framed using reality as scaffold

Tanja Schultz Rosenqvist, Elisabeth Jacobsen Heimdal

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    As part of a research project about user involvement in textile design we have carried out two Design:Labs (Binder & Brandt 2008) engaging different stakeholders in designing textile products for Danish hospital environments. In this paper we follow a mock-up session done as part of the second Design:Lab, where we meet a group working with the intensive care ward. Looking back at the video recordings from the session it became clear, that the participants continuously drew on elements from reality as they interacted with tangible materials and each other. We therefore claim that reality is an important element engaging in the hypothetical space of the Design:Lab, as it can function as a scaffold for ideas, ease the communication within the group, as well as help communicating ideas to people who have not participated in the Design:Lab.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationParticipatory Innovation Conference
    Number of pages432
    Place of PublicationSønderborg
    PublisherUniversity of Southern Denmark
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)978-87-991686-9-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventParticipatory Innovation Conference - Sønderborg
    Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


    ConferenceParticipatory Innovation Conference
    Period01/01/2011 → …


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