Visual IHME: Co-designing meaningful places for sustainability

Marketta Niemelä, Tuomo Kivinen, Minna Kulju, Antti Tammela, Veikko Ikonen, Heidi Korhonen

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    In the context of human-driven design, we have developed a computer-based platform for studying and co-designing places, i.e., socially meaningful locations. Our platform, Visual IHME, provides photo-based, interactive spherical panorama environment with a set of co-creative interaction tools such as discussion boards, questionnaires, and polls on screen. All creative contents can be pinned to specific spatial spots on the image. In a preliminary end-user evaluation, we found that the participants valued the co-design platform but many doubted the role of this kind of social technologies in making a real impact on issues that are important to people. In discussion, we argue how co-design platforms like Visual IHME can have impact on environmental sustainability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conferences
    Subtitle of host publicationInterfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013 and Game and Entertainment Techhologies 2013
    EditorsKatherine Blashki
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIADIS International Conference , Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, IHCI 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 22 Jul 201324 Jul 2013


    ConferenceIADIS International Conference , Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, IHCI 2013
    Abbreviated titleIHCI 2013
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


    • human-driven design
    • co-design platforms
    • places
    • meaning
    • sustainability


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