A collaborative interface for managing design alternatives

Anbang Xu, Brittany Smith, Brian Bailey

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Abstract

Generating and managing multiple ideas is a fundamental part of the creative process for both individual and teams of designers. To be useful for early design, computer tools must effectively support this common practice. This paper proposes a demonstration of a new collaborative interface for managing ideas in computer-based design tools. The core of the interface provides interactive spatial maps for creating, organizing, and reflecting on ideas. The interface was also substantially revised in response to lessons learned from a study comparing its use to the use of other tools for managing multiple ideas during early design work. The revised interface allows designers to tag and filter the idea space, arrange ideas in three distinct views, and efficiently compose and decompose content from multiple ideas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationC and C 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages443-444
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781605584034
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
Event7th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2009 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2009Oct 30 2009

Publication series

NameC and C 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition

Other

Other7th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period10/27/0910/30/09

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Management
  • Multiple ideas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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