liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Enactments in Interaction Design: How Designers Make Sketches Behave
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, MDI - Interaction and Service Design Research Group.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2919-098X
2007 (English)In: Artifact, ISSN 1749-3463, E-ISSN 1749-3471, Vol. 1, no 2, 106-119 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How do designers of interactive media work on the dynamic aspects of their designs? Previous research has emphasized the role of gestures to express what users and computers do. This paper contributes with a detailed analysis of interaction designers' enactments in terms of what they express using a model of interaction design based on five domains: design concept, functions and content, structure, interaction, and presentation. Two enactive means of expression are identified: interaction walkthrough and improvised role play. Gestures drive the interaction walkthrough and scenarios created on the spot drive the improvised role play. In terms of the suggested model of interaction design, interaction walkthroughs start out in the domain of interaction, and improvised role play starts out in the domain of design concept. From these domains the designer can then see consequences for the other domains of interaction design. The five domains of interaction design can be used as an analytical tool for thoughtful reflection, and interaction walkthroughs and improvised role play can be articulated as conscious means of expression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 1, no 2, 106-119 p.
Keyword [en]
design representations; gestures; interaction design; means of expression; models; performance; sketching
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37486DOI: 10.1080/17493460601117272Local ID: 36186OAI: diva2:258335
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2015-06-02

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Arvola, Mattias
By organisation
The Institute of TechnologyMDI - Interaction and Service Design Research Group
In the same journal
Human Computer Interaction

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 86 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link