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Framing behaviours in novice interaction designers

Lotz, Nicole; Sharp, Helen; Woodroffe, Mark; Blyth, Richard; Rajah, Dino and Ranganai, Turugare (2014). Framing behaviours in novice interaction designers. In: Proceedings of DRS 2014: Design's Big Debates, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, pp. 1178–1190.

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Some recent findings with expert designers relate problem-solution co-evolution and analogy use to framing practices. We wanted to understand if novices also use coevolution and analogies to frame their thinking. Furthermore we wanted to see if there are any differences across cultures. The paper reports an analysis of data gained from protocol studies with novice interaction designers in the UK and Botswana. Novice interaction designers in the UK and Botswana show some similarities in framing behaviours using co-evolution and opening analogies to develop metaphorical themes in framing. But within these observations we also found differences across the cohorts. The implications are discussed in the light of adopting appropriate design pedagogy for novices in different cultures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Authors
ISBN: 91-7601-069-4, 978-91-7601-069-3
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Novice interaction designers' behaviour in different cultures. (XC-10-070-HS)RPG-257The Leverhulme Trust
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 41984
Depositing User: Nicole Lotz
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 14:15
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 12:15
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