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Bricolage and consultation: addressing new design challenges when building large-scale installations

Hazlewood, William R.; Dalton, Nick; Marshall, Paul; Rogers, Yvonne and Hertrich, Susanna (2010). Bricolage and consultation: addressing new design challenges when building large-scale installations. In: DIS '10 Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 16-20 Aug 2010, Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 380–389.

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We describe the many challenges faced when designing, implementing and embedding large-scale installations in a physical space, such as a building. A case study is presented of a distributed ambient display system intended to inform, lure and influence people when moving through the building. We outline the wide range of technical, user, aesthetic and practical aspects that need to be addressed; pointing out how many unpredictable problems can surface when going ‘big’, ‘physical’ and ‘out of the PC’, We argue that a different set of ‘non-user-centered’ processes are required. Furthermore, we propose a new design implementation approach that includes aspects of iterative design, but with the new processes of bricolage and consultation added for progressing the design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 ACM
Extra Information: Published as: ISBN 978-1-4503-0103-9.
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Keywords: design; implementation; bricolage; consultation; tinkering; public installation; Waterfall model
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 27440
Depositing User: Nicholas Dalton
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2011 11:58
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 22:16
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