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Seeding the Design Process for Future Problems

Peter Newman
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Stephen Forshaw
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Will Simm
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Maria Angela Ferrario
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Jon Whittle
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Adrian Friday
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Designing with the community brings about a number of benefits, including tacit and contextual knowledge about the problem domain; this is especially apparent in rural settings. However, designing for problems that have yet to embed themselves in the fabric of society (i.e. future problems) poses a number of challenges, as they typically present intangible scenarios and concepts that have yet to be experienced by the wider-community. Using the OnSupply project as a case study, we share our experience in working with the Tiree community to address a future problem through a technology-mediated enquiry. Furthermore, we present a novel process that uses creative workshops augmented with physical artefacts to inform and learn from the community about a problem space, and to seed the design of a system that addresses it.
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hal-01405089 , version 1 (29-11-2016)





Peter Newman, Stephen Forshaw, Will Simm, Maria Angela Ferrario, Jon Whittle, et al.. Seeding the Design Process for Future Problems. 5th International Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering (HCSE), Sep 2014, Paderborn, Germany. pp.291-298, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-44811-3_21⟩. ⟨hal-01405089⟩
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