First Steps in Developing Tangible Artifacts for All: Enabling Ideation and Discussion Processes

  • Vanessa R. M. L. MaikeEmail author
  • M. Cecília C. Baranauskas
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 527)


Including everyone in the process of designing information systems is a challenge, especially considering that techniques and tools traditionally used in this process are written documents. This can make them non-accessible to people in special conditions, e.g., the visually impaired. Therefore, in this paper we present the first steps we took towards redesigning some of these techniques and tools, turning them into tangible digital artifacts. These initiatives are presented as two case studies. One intends to tackle the problem of materializing an idea discussion tool that has an existing graphical representation. The other, takes on the challenge of re-interpreting an ideation technique with well-defined dynamics. In the end, they point towards how to redesign other artifacts.


Universal Design Tangible User Interface TUI Organizational Semiotics Participatory Design Human-Computer Interaction 



This work is financially supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) through grants #2015/16528-0 and #2015/24300-9, by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) through grant #01-P-04554/2013 and by National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) through grants #160911/2015-0 and #306272/2017-2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanessa R. M. L. Maike
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Cecília C. Baranauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ComputingUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil

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