Magical bits: Designing through experiencing the future end product

Katja Grufberg*, Lars Erik Holmquist

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Abstract

This paper describes a method for designers to brainstorm around, and to experience, an end product before it is even conceptualized. Magical Bits are simple physical models representing the main property of a technology or a main function of a future end product. Knowing the end product's main function, and using these models as if they were working products, can help to put the experience in focus. By stepping away from the computer, technical limitations and "single solution thinking", the aim of this method is to let a designer develop through experiencing the users' perceptions and emotions, which should have a central role in the beginning of a design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDESIRE'11
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Second Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design
PublisherACM
Pages127-130
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450307543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2011
Event2nd Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design, DESIRE'11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Oct 201121 Oct 2011

Conference

Conference2nd Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design, DESIRE'11
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period19/10/1121/10/11

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