Smit, G.D., Oogjes, J.D., Goveia de Rocha, B., Trotto, A., Hur, Y., Hummels, C.C.M. (2016). Ideating in Skills: Developing Tools for Embodied Co- Design. In Proceedings of TEI2016, Eindhoven, February 2016.
In this paper, we show the development of the Ideating in Skills (IiS) toolset: an embodied design tool aimed at supporting co-design processes. The iterative process of developing the toolset was carried out by students. They worked individually at first, exploring their own skills and moods through movement, visualisations and poetry. These explorations were translated into objects that were able to communicate and connect with each other. In each iteration, the design of the qualities of these connections was based on the findings of the previous explorations. After several individual and team-based iterations, a final toolset was collaboratively created and evaluated in various short design sessions. Based on the potential of the first version of the toolset, a second version was created that is currently used and tested in one-on-one settings all over the world and in multi-stakeholder settings in a creative hub in Sweden.
The presentation of the paper during the conference can be seen here.