CS147-2009-Prototyping

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Unformatted text preview: stanford hci group http:// cs 147.stanford.edu Scott Klemmer Autumn 2009 Prototyping SANTA CLARA, California -- People thought Jeff Hawkins was crazy when they saw him taking notes, checking appointments, and synchronizing a small block of wood with his PC, pretending all the while that the block was a handheld computer. "If I wanted to check the calendar I'd take it out and press the wooden button" Source: The Philosophy of the Handheld. Wired Magazine, October 1999. Prototyping matters in the real world. How do you design an interior for a large passenger aircraft? Build a full-scale mockup in a warehouse. This is a prototype for the interior design of a Boeing 707, the first commercially successful jet liner, 1950s. Walter Dorwin Teague, one of the industrial design pioneers that introduced modern design process Fast forward to the 1990s. (1998, KODAK DC210) Take this prototype of a digital camera developed at IDEO, at a time when such Cameras had not yet broken into the consumer space. IDEO was tasked to find a way to make sense of possible digital camera interactions what were the fundamental modes of use? To explore, designers built this mockup of a camera back its clearly not to scale, and its tethered by a thick umbilical to a desktop computer that drives the graphics and application logic. What matters though is that it has the right set of inputs and co-location of input and output which allows users to experience the artifact as if it was a camera. Exploring such experience questions through prototypes is particularly important as computing moves off the desktop and into our pockets, homes, and environments, where interaction models and use cases are emerging. Insert transition to design tools (p 261 and following in moggridge book) Toy Inventors Heres a toy hacker who has modified a Fisher Price toy. Theres two things that Id like to point out about this designers practices. The first is that he like all of Heres a toy hacker who has modified a Fisher Price toy....
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