Live prototyping

Horst, Willem and Matthews, Ben (2016). Live prototyping. In: 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016. DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse, Brisbane, Australia, (632-642). 4-8 June 2016. doi:10.1145/2901790.2901807

Author Horst, Willem
Matthews, Ben
Title of paper Live prototyping
Conference name DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 4-8 June 2016
Convener Marcus Foth
Proceedings title 11th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2016
Place of Publication New York
Publisher ACM Press
Publication Year 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1145/2901790.2901807
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781450340311
Start page 632
End page 642
Total pages 11
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The technical skills required to effect functional and material changes to high fidelity prototypes can create barriers to the participation of other stakeholders in prototyping activities. In this paper we present an industrial case in which a "live" prototyping approach was trialled during the development of a new programmable radiator thermostat. A live prototype is an interactive prototype that permits real-time modifications to its interactivity within a collaborative session. We analyse collaborative events that were staged around a live prototype in order to demonstrate the ways in which the prototype worked as a platform for various stakeholders to participate in design, Practical benefits for development included the rapidity with which separate design iterations could be implemented in plenum and the ease with which changes to the interface could be rolled back when unforeseen difficulties were encountered. The live prototype also exposed latent issues in the complex organisation of an industrial design undertaking, including misalignments between stakeholders, institutional design constraints, and implicit design rationale. Additionally, by being modifiable and easily shareable, it also served as a physical form of documentation of the current state of the interface to other stakeholders. As an approach, live prototyping opened up the possibilities, constraints and organisational contexts of prototyping to stakeholders.
Keyword Prototyping
Live prototyping
Interactive prototype
Design methods.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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