Tele-Board: Follow the Traces of Your Design Process History

  • Lutz Gericke
  • Raja Gumienny
  • Christoph Meinel
Part of the Understanding Innovation book series (UNDINNO)


Introducing digital tools to creative work settings is challenging; capturing creative work and conveying design ideas to absent team-members is even harder. In this article we show a new way of saving and presenting creative work data that enables users to browse through past design activities. We extended our existing Tele-Board system – previously intended for real-time design work at different locations – with functionalities for time-delayed interaction. The “Tele-Board history browser” is a web-based user interface offering functionality to go back and forth in the timeline of a whiteboard. Additionally, it is possible to view the whiteboard’s usage statistics to gain insights on creative work. With our tool we can support design teams in fulfilling their common tasks more efficiently in dispersed teams and we can also assist design researchers to understand how designers work in an all-digital setting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hasso Plattner InstitutePotsdamGermany

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