Designing with Cards

  • Andrés Lucero
  • Peter Dalsgaard
  • Kim Halskov
  • Jacob Buur
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, we focus on design techniques that employ a particular form of design materials, namely design cards. Design cards can support different phases of a design process, from initial ideation through ongoing concept development towards evaluation of design concepts. We present three different techniques, namely PLEX Cards, Inspiration Card Workshops and the Video Card Game, and how they are used. Once we have illustrated the three techniques, we discuss general characteristics of design cards that make them great tools in collaborative design (i.e., tangible idea containers, triggers of combinatorial creativity, and collaboration enablers).

Key References for Further Reading

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  4. Wölfel C, Merritt T (2013) Method card design dimensions: a survey of card-based design tools. In: Human-computer interaction–INTERACT 2013. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, pp 479–486Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés Lucero
    • 1
  • Peter Dalsgaard
    • 2
  • Kim Halskov
    • 2
  • Jacob Buur
    • 1
  1. 1.Mads Clausen InstituteUniversity of Southern DenmarkKoldingDenmark
  2. 2.CAVIAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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