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Magical Bits: Designing Through Experiencing the Future End Product
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Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2011 (English)In: DESIRE2011, Eindhoven, Netherlands: ACM Press , 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Eindhoven, Netherlands: ACM Press , 2011.
Keyword [en]
Design tool, idea generation, participatory design, Magical Bits.
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67523OAI: diva2:470339
Available from: 2011-12-28 Created: 2011-12-28

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