Physual Designing - Approaching Design through the Interaction Space

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Kristensen, K.; Hildre, H. P.; Sivertsen, O. I.; Fyhn, H.; Storler, K.
Section: Design research and technology
Page(s): 177-182


Engineering designers utilize and depend on both their physical surroundings and different technology-based generic and engineering-specific tools, in order to be effective. Hence, they “orchestrate” the design process using the wide array of tools and contextual factors that are available at their disposal. In this paper a conceptual framework, physual designing, is discussed. This combines the advantages of using the physical domain for unconstrained visualization, with the increased flexibility offered by virtual media.

Keywords: Contextual factors in product development, Virtual tools, Giving the physical domain virtual characteristics, Research methods suitable for understanding the design process, Foundations of design environment, Studies of the designers in the work place


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