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Co-notate: exploring real-time annotations to capture situational design knowledge

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Leveraging knowledge generated in design activities for subsequent design and research purposes is an important yet challenging task due to the complex and messy nature of design work. In this paper, we discuss opportunities and challenges for documentation in design processes to support the transformation of design knowledge across different levels of abstraction. We argue for an activity-centred approach to underscore the construction of intermediate forms of knowledge, where immediate responses to design activities inform mediated representations of design work. The relation between immediate and mediated knowledge is explored through a case study of Co-notate, a research prototype enabling automatic synthesis of audio/video recordings and textual annotations simultaneously captured during design activities. We argue that real-time annotated design documentation limits the risk of recorded activities being misinterpreted, or simply disregarded, and we identify and discuss potentials for employing real-time technology to inform retrospective analysis.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 on Designing interactive systems conference (DIS '19)
Number of pages12
Place of publicationNew York
Publication year25 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2019
Event2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


Conference2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019
LandUnited States
BySan Diego
SponsorAdobe, Google, Sketch, UC San Diego's Design Lab, Virginia Tech

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