What Properties Should A Computer-Aided UX Design Tool for Physical Computing Have?

Jussi Ville Mikkonen*

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Physical computing and interaction design are a combination that is active and prevalent in present-day design research and within Research through Design. However, there is a lack of tools for designing UX in physical computing. There is a need to better understand how the user experience ties together with the code used in a prototype. This paper aims to identify what properties a computer-aided tool for UX design in physical computing should have. We present the survey results based on a prototyping task, where students developed experiential blood-taking robots. Finally, we analysed the answers together with the literature to identify what central characteristics such a digital tool should have.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI '22: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Number of pages5
Publication date2022
Article number37
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9448-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 8 Oct 202212 Oct 2022


Conference2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference


  • Computer-aided design
  • User experience
  • Physical computing
  • Prototyping


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