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Grouping Notes Through NodesThe Functions of Post-It™ Notes in Design Team Cognition: Design Thinking Research Symposium

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  • Graham Dove
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  • Sille Julie Abildgaard, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Michael Mose Biskjaer
  • Nicolai Brodersen Hansen
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  • Bo T. Christensen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Kim Halskov
The Post-It™ note is a frequently used, and yet seldom studied, design material. We investigate the functions Post-It™ notes serve when providing cognitive support for creative design team practice. Our investigation considers the ways in which Post-It™ notes function as design externalisations, both individually and when grouped, and their role in categorisation in semantic long-term memory. To do this, we adopt a multimodal analytical approach focusing on interaction between humans, and between humans and artefacts, alongside language. We discuss in detail examples of four different externalisation functions served by Post-It™ notes, and show how these functions are present in complex overlapping combinations rather than being discrete. We then show how the temporal development of Post-It™ note interactions supports categorisation qualities of semantic long-term memory.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year14 Nov 2016
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016
EventDesign Thinking Research Symposium - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 Nov 201615 Nov 2016
Conference number: 11


ConferenceDesign Thinking Research Symposium
LocationCopenhagen Business School
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