Prototyping as making sense of expressions

Martin A. Padalak, Tom Jenkins

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Prototyping is a complex process of navigating a chaotic design space. Especially when there are few criteria for success, it is often difficult for a designer to know what direction to follow. We argue that prototyping can be considered as a process of sensemaking driven by finding the right expression of a design goal. To illustrate this, we present the case study of the aural-visualiser 1000, a functional refined prototype that resulted from an open-ended design project. Using its process as an example, we abstract important expressions that informed the design and prototyping of the aural-visualiser 1000, pointing to when the conception of the project changed and how that affected our making sense of the design space. We reflect on this design process to articulate productive pivots and tensions that led to the finished artefact.
TitelEKSIG 2023 : From Abstractness to Concreteness
Forlag Design Research Society
StatusUdgivet - 2023
BegivenhedEKSIG 2023: From Abstractness to Concreteness - Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italien
Varighed: 19 jun. 202321 jun. 2023


KonferenceEKSIG 2023
LokationPolitecnico di Milano


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