Design Daydreams: Juxtaposing Digital and Physical Inspiration

June 27, 2019

Mothersill, P., & Bove, V. M. (2019, June). Design Daydreams: Juxtaposing Digital and Physical Inspiration. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion (pp. 265-269).


Design Daydreams is part of a suite of new computational design tools that integrate ambiguity and juxtaposition into the systems that we use to discover new ideas. Using a low-tech augmented reality system to visually overlay digital images on top of objects, the Design Daydreams augmented? post-it note'fluidly extends the inspiration designers find online into the physically-interactive and collaborative brainstorming environment. Feedback suggested that the low-fidelity of the tool provided a natural ambiguity that left room for interpretation as designers juxtaposed digital and physical concepts together to create new ideas.

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