The Dynamics of Creative Design Spaces
3.09 Denis Driscoll Theatrette
Level 3, Doug McDonell Building (Building 168)
A design space constitutes the possibilities and alternatives a designer is considering to meet a design brief. In this talk I will demonstrate how to use design space schemas as an analytical tool to identify how design materials and activities inform the design space, and how the design space is filtered by not only prototypes, as suggested by Lim and Stolterman, but also other kinds of design representation. To illustrate the approach, I will examine a sixteen-month long design process of a media architecture installation, which we closely followed and documented via photos of design materials and design activities, notes, and interviews. The design space schema approach has been extended to map out the design space of a collection of design objects, for instance the designer’s repertoire within a particular domain. To support this approach we have developed a digital tool and a method for design space analysis, which I will illustrate using the collection of media architecture installations nominated for the media architecture biennale from 2012-2018. The approach is of general value when designers and researchers want to explore previous design solutions for a particular domain. Final, I will extend design space thinking to include the physical design space where design activities unfold, and illustrate the idea by a design space analysis of a collection of poster boards with Post Its at an international design agency. As an overall framing of my talk I will provide an overview of our research lab, CAVI, and Center for Digital Creativity.
Professor Kim Halskov, Professor
Professor Kim Halskov
Kim Halskov is professor in interaction design at The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark, where he in addition to being director of Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, see CAVI.au.dk, also is codirector of Centre for Digital Creativity, http://digitalcreativity.au.dk and codirector of the Centre for Participatory IT, see PIT.au.dk. He is member of the steering committee of the DIS and PDC conferences series, and member for the editorial board for the CoDesign Journal. In 2007 Kim Halskov established the media architecture research group at Aarhus University. Current projects include the CIBIS project, which explores creativity in codesign. He has coauthored over 100 peerreviewed scientific publications in design processes, design methods and materials, digital creativity, innovation processes, participatory design, media architecture, projection mapping, and AR. Coeditor of Sticky Creativity Postit® Note Cognition, Computers, and Design. Academic Press 2020.