Bricolage and consultation: addressing new design challenges when building large-scale installations

Hazlewood, William, Dalton, Nick, Marshall, Paul, Rogers, Yvonne and Hertrich, Susanna (2010) Bricolage and consultation: addressing new design challenges when building large-scale installations. In: Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference on Ubiquitous computing. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 380-389. ISBN 978-1-60558-843-8

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We describe the many challenges faced when designing, implementing and embedding large-scale installations in a physical space, such as a building. A case study is presented of a distributed ambient display system intended to inform, lure and influence people when moving through the building. We outline the wide range of technical, user, aesthetic and practical aspects that need to be addressed; pointing out how many unpredictable problems can surface when going ?big?, ?physical? and ?out of the PC?, We argue that a different set of ?non-user-centered? processes are required. Furthermore, we propose a new design implementation approach that includes aspects of iterative design, but with the new processes of bricolage and consultation added for progressing the design.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: design; implementation; bricolage; consultation; tinkering; public installation; Waterfall model
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 15:26
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 12:48

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