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Designing with Video: Focusing the user-centred design process / Edition 1

Designing with Video: Focusing the user-centred design process / Edition 1

by Salu Pekka Ylirisku, Jacob Buur

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Designing with Video: Focusing the user-centred design process / Edition 1

Digital video for user-centred co-design is an emerging field of design, gaining increasing interest in both industry and academia. It merges the traditions of design ethnography, participatory design, interaction analysis, scenario-based design, and usability studies into an integrated approach, which values the designer’s capacity to study and change the world creatively.

Designing with Video: Focusing the User-centred Design Process covers the whole user-centred design project. The book illustrates in detail how digital video can be utilised throughout a design process, from the early user studies, through making sense of the video content and envisioning the future with video scenarios, to provoking change with video artefacts.

A must-read for those wishing to create more value through insightful design, the text builds upon a wealth of real, first-hand case studies both in academic and industrial contexts, and is complemented by video excerpts. Teachers, students and professionals in design will all benefit from this approach for developing new ways of enhancing their design processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846289606
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 12/06/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Salu Ylirisku, M.Sc. in Computer Science, is a researcher in School of Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has over 10 years of experience of working with video in different professional and academic projects. His studies have focused on studying methods for user-centered design in the early phases of product design.

Jacob Buur, Ph.D., is a professor of User Centered Design in the Mads Clausen Institute for Product Innovation at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He is an internationally acknowledged pioneer on working with video for user-centered design purposes. Before joining the university he was the manager of the Danfoss user-centered design group.

Table of Contents

Video in design     1
User-centred design in transition     6
Does video solve design problems?     10
Where does video fit?     15
Video traditions in design     17
Making video efficient for design     25
About methods and the structure of the book     34
Studying what people do     37
The ethnographic camera     42
Capturing experience     55
Method: Situated Interview     60
Method: Shadowing     65
Method: In-situ Acting     72
Method: Self-recording     76
Co-exploring     78
Case stories
Ageing workers     61
Freeride skiers     63
Plant operators     67
Ageing future     73
Lemmu the cushion     79
Mobile experiences     82
Making sense and editing videos     87
The art of interpretation     92
Method: Interaction Analysis Lab     98
Interpretation as design     101
Method: Video Card Game     105
Designing video artefacts     117
Method: Video Stories     119
Method: Video Portraits     123
Method: Video Collages     130
Co-editing     132
Case stories
Video sensemaking     111
Operator feedback     121
Kitchen impressions     124
Freeride attitudes     128
The conceptual door     133
Envisioning the future     137
The future as theatre     142
Method: Video Brainstorming     147
Improvisation     150
Method: Puppet and Mask Scenarios     155
Method: Acting with Props     162
Ethnography of the future     164
Method: On-site Scenarios     171
Directing the future     173
Method: Scenario Scripting     176
Co-creating     181
Case stories
Phoning a deaf person     149
Kitchen puppets     156
The intelligent pump station     159
The social microwave     165
Smart packages     177
Context aware mobiles     182
Provoking change     187
The psychology of change     191
Method: Usability Highlights     194
Moving organisations     205
Method: Vision Movies     211
Co-relating      227
Aftermath     227
Case stories
Toons toys     198
Bathroom lighting     202
Let's Playnt!     207
It's UI Love     212
DrWhatsOn II     219
Lapland hiker     223
References     233
Index     239
DVD contents     244

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