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Supporting novice designers design of digital touch

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posted on 28.04.2022, 11:13 by Carey Jewitt, Val MitchellVal Mitchell, Garrath WilsonGarrath Wilson, Lili Golmohammadi, Douglas Atkinson, Kerstin Leder Mackley, Sara Price

Digitally mediated touch is an emerging and significant area for technology and therefore for design and design education. However, the design of digital touch is a challenge, especially for novice designers, compounded by low awareness and understanding of the sociality of touch and the complexity of communicating felt sensations. This paper presents a qualitative study of a two-part educational intervention on the design of digital touch using a design-based research methodology. Findings are presented and discussed on the design challenges faced by novice designers in relation to touch and digital touch (the focus of part one of the intervention) and the development and piloting of the Designing Digital Touch (DDT) toolkit (the outcome of part two). The paper discusses how the toolkit can be used to foster and support novice designers to respond to the future facing complexity of digital touch design.

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

International Journal of Technology and Design Education

Publisher

Springer

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Springer under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

09/12/2021

Publication date

2022-04-19

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0957-7572

eISSN

1573-1804

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Garrath Wilson. Deposit date: 26 April 2022