Designing with video

Focusing the user-centred design process

  • Salu Ylirisku
  • Jacob Buur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pages 1-35
  3. Pages 136-184
  4. Pages 186-228
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-244

About this book


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.


Digital Video Engineering Design computer-aided design (CAD) design process ethnography usability user-centred design

Authors and affiliations

  • Salu Ylirisku
    • 1
  • Jacob Buur
    • 2
  1. 1.School of DesignUniversity of Art and Design HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Mads Clausen Institute for Product InnovationUniversity of Southern DenmarkSønderborgDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-960-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-961-3
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