Design Practices and the SAwD Tool: Towards the Opendesign Concept

  • José Valderlei da Silva
  • Roberto Pereira
  • Elaine C. S. HayashiEmail author
  • M. Cecília C. Baranauskas
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 527)


The main idea behind the Open Source model of software development is to promote open collaboration in a decentralized process of coding. Varied endeavors have taken place in order to encourage, support and maintain the Open Source initiative, always focusing on the programming part of software development. Little to none has been said regarding decentralized, open collaboration in the system design process as a whole. Aiming at understanding what an OpenDesign initiative for information systems design would be, this article further explores the SAwD tool in a case study that considers the context of designing IoT solutions for airports. Organisational Semiotics and the Socially Aware Design constitute the theoretical basis of this work.


Organisational Semiotics Socially Aware Design Human-computer interaction IoT 



We would like to thank our colleagues from InterHad for insightful discussions. We also thank the financial support of CNPq (306272/2017-2); CAPES (1644511); and process grants # (#2015/24300-9) and (#2015/16528-0) from São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Valderlei da Silva
    • 1
  • Roberto Pereira
    • 2
  • Elaine C. S. Hayashi
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Cecília C. Baranauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ComputingUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)CuritibaBrazil

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