Evaluating the Double-Deck Desk

Gaver, Bill, Boucher, Andy and Martin, Heather (2003) Evaluating the Double-Deck Desk. In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Universal Access in HCI: Inclusive Design in the Information Society. CRC Press, Boca Raton, US, pp. 369-373. ISBN 9780805849332

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The Double Deck Desk (Dddesk) was a two-storied work station with accompanying software that we installed in the foyer of a large office building over a two-week period. Evolved from several iterations of speculative design proposals, it addressed the need for contemplation within the workplace by literally lifting people from everyday commotion and by providing software that encouraged people to reflect on their activities and aspirations. Assessing the contribution of such a project is not simple. We suggest that traditional HCI criteria are inappropriate, and instead the Dddesk and the proposals that preceded it should be seen as embodied narratives. They serve as ‘projective objects,’ eliciting stories from people that highlight issues relevant for design.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: HCI International 2003: 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction; Heraklion, Greece; 22-27 Jun 2003
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2022 11:47
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 12:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49476

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