Connecting remote visits and design environment: user needs and prototypes for architecture design

Giulio Iacucci, Antti Juustila, Kari Kuutti, Pekka Pehkonen, Arto Ylisaukko-oja

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    Abstract

    We present a case of mobile and tangible computing prototypes developed for architecture design. We have carried out extensive observation of how architecture students visit places, collect material and manipulate it in design projects. The direct implications we inferred analyzing the field work material were the need of mobile support to link contextual information and the collected material. Moreover we envisioned the opportunity to create a tool to navigate and manipulate material from visits. Finally we identified the need of integrating and linking digital media from visits, with the physical environment in the atelier. We have concretized the user needs in a scenario and we describe a set of prototypes: a mobile application to create a media path of the visits, a visualizing tool to navigate and manipulate it, and an infrastructure in the atelier environment to share and access media objects and links between them. In the discussion we analyze challenges in integrating two design spaces of architects with computational support: the remote sites and visits on one hand, the atelier environment with design representations on the other.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
    Subtitle of host publication5th International Symposium, Mobile HCI 2003
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages45-60
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-45233-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-40821-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event5th International Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2003 - Udine, Italy
    Duration: 8 Sep 200311 Sep 2003

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume2795
    ISSN0302-9743

    Conference

    Conference5th International Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2003
    CountryItaly
    CityUdine
    Period8/09/0311/09/03

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