We discuss our study that looks at family members as everyday designers. We explain the design actions of family members to be creative, as evidenced by the resourceful appropriation of artifacts and surroundings, the ongoing adaptation of systems and routines through designin- use that allows emergent properties to arise and addresses individual needs, and how implicit understanding and explicit tests occur for judging quality. We present a preliminary analysis of design implications in the area of interaction design in the home. Our findings are based on a five-month ethnographic study of three families.
Wakkary, Ron, & Maestri, Leah. (2007). The resourcefulness of everyday design. Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity & Cognition (C&C '07), 163-172. doi:10.1145/1254960.1254984 (Best Paper Prize)
Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity Cognition (CC '07)
The resourcefulness of everyday design
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