Framing the design of novel applications inspired by emerging media technologies

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The field of human-computer interaction provides a number of useful tools and methods for obtaining information on end-users and their usage context to inform the design of computer systems; yet, relatively little is known on how to go about designing for a completely novel application where there is no user base, no existing practice of use, and no successful examples to follow. We frame the act of novel application design in the context of technology, domain knowledge and interaction design knowledge, and the different importances amongst them required in comparison to designing conventional applications. In doing so, we focus on starting from the solution space rather than the problem space, where the initial novel invention is inspired by emerging technologies and the growing body of interaction design knowledge for novel platforms. This is based on reflection of authors' decade-long experiences in designing novel applications, and provides a pragmatic way of viewing how novel products and services can be designed at a time when many new, potentially high-impacting interaction technologies are starting to appear, and our understanding of transforming these into innovative applications is becoming of significant methodological value in design practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-29
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Visual Design
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Design knowledge
  • Design methodology
  • Novel application

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  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
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Framing the design of novel applications inspired by emerging media technologies. / Lee, Hyowon; Mohamad Ali, Nazlena.

In: International Journal of Visual Design, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014, p. 13-29.

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