Funky-Design-Spaces: Interactive Environments for Creativity Inspired by Observing Designers Making Mood Boards

  • Andrés Lucero
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9298)


Research in surface computing has traditionally been driven by technology. A project that explored ways to provide support for professional users in their work with novel technology by focusing on people instead is presented. A co-design approach was applied by systematically involving end users (i.e., industrial designers) throughout the design process. In a series of activities with fifty designers, the creation of mood boards was identified as an important task for them, and studied in depth. The funky-design spaces vision of a holistic design studio housing interconnected tools that support the creation of mood boards was co-designed, brought to life in two prototypes, and evaluated with designers. The results suggest these environments could stimulate designers to break away from their desks and encourage collaboration with more people.


Design practice Creativity Co-design Tabletops Displays 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mads Clausen InstituteUniversity of Southern DenmarkKoldingDenmark

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