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Playing with Constraints: The value of interactive prototypes in driving the design process

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Interactive prototypes allow you to work with the constraints of technology, and discover new design opportunities through playing with these constraints.

Interactive prototypes allow you to work with the constraints of technology, and discover new design opportunities through playing with these constraints.

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  • 1. Playing with Constraints The value of interactive prototypes in driving the design process Haiyan Zhang . Sketching 07 . San Francisco . hzhang@ideo.com
  • 2.
    • Interaction Designer
    • Computer science, programming, flash
    • IDII
    • IDEO
    • Into prototyping and new play experiences
    Introduction Haiyan Zhang . Sketching 07 . San Francisco . hzhang@ideo.com
  • 3. Interaction Design Thesis
  • 4. Control Freaks
  • 5. Control Freaks
  • 6. IDEO Prototyping Workshop
  • 7. IDEO Prototyping Workshop
  • 8. IDEO Prototyping Workshop
  • 9. Overview
    • Interactive prototypes allow you to work with the constraints of technology
    • Discover new design opportunities through playing with these constraints
    • Technology is not the only dimension of constraint
  • 10.
    • Interactive prototypes allow you to work with the constraints of technology
  • 11.
    • Graphic sketch: layout, screen proportions, visual forms, interface controls
    • Interactive prototype (Flash, Processing): animation, behavior, timing, real data
  • 12.
    • “ You discover new possibilities of making & design through putting things together.”
    Jack Schulze, schulzeandwebb.com
  • 13.  
  • 14.
    • Discover new design opportunities
    • Once you’ve turned your design into a system - you can play with the configuration of that system to generate new design opportunities.
    • Work within constraints to refine your design
    • Observe others interacting with the prototype in unexpected ways
  • 15. Case Study: Holistic Empathy - Internet Radio Henry Holland, RCA
  • 16. Playing with configuration
    • System
    Constraints Design Potential One puck Fixed mounting Fixed sized board Wall-mounted tuning system
  • 17. Playing with configuration
    • System
    Constraints One puck Fixed mounting Fixed sized board Wall-mounted tuning system Design Potential
  • 18. Playing with configuration
    • System
    Constraints One puck Fixed mounting Fixed sized board Wall-mounted tuning system Multiple pucks Any size canvas Any flat surface 2 people tuning Books for the blind Augmented atlases Design Potential
  • 19. Playing with configuration
    • System
    Constraints One puck Fixed mounting Fixed sized board Wall-mounted tuning system Multiple pucks Any size canvas Any flat surface 2 people tuning Books for the blind Augmented atlases Left Brain Right Brain Design Potential
  • 20. Case Study: Control Freaks
  • 21. Working with constraints
    • System
    Constraints Potential Binary tilt Vibrations send false positives Tilt Sensor Accelerometer Accelerometer + Gyro? Accelerometer + Compas? Can detect distinct movement in 2 directions About 2 levels of activity
  • 22. Case Study: Playing with Prototypes Miguel Mora, RCA
  • 23. Case Study: Playing with Prototypes Adrian Westaway, RCA
  • 24.
    • Technology is not the only dimension of constraint
    • You can also play with other constraints in the prototype
      • Physical form (it’s heaviness, stiffness)
      • Affordance (what can I do with it? It can be held, thrown, squeezed)
      • Narrative (why would I want to do this? What is the meaning behind this interaction?)
  • 25.  
  • 26. Use other forms of prototyping
  • 27. Summary
    • Interactive prototypes should be part of early design exploration
    • By creating interactive prototypes you:
      • Discover and work with the constraints of the technology
      • Play with the configuration of the prototype to change constraints and discover new design opportunities
      • Observe others interact with your prototype, sometimes in unexpected ways, and discover new opportunities
    • Technology is not the only dimension of constraint
  • 28. Implications for physical prototyping tools
    • Help me understand the constraints
    • Help me play with constraints
      • Easily reconfigure the system
      • Suggest technology alternatives
    • Help me test the constraints with others
      • Robust
      • Easily reproducible, transportable
    • Help me play with constraints in other dimensions
      • Physical form of the prototype
      • Build new shapes
      • Attach to existing objects
  • 29. Haiyan Zhang . Sketching 07 . San Francisco . hzhang@ideo.com