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Situated sketching and enactment for pervasive displays

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  • Alix Ducros, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
  • ,
  • Clemens N. Klokmose
  • Aurélien Tabard, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

Situated sketching and enactment aim at grounding designs in the spatial, social and cultural practices of a particular place. This is particularly relevant when designing for public places in which human activities are open-ended, multi-faceted, and difficult to anticipate, such as libraries, train stations, or commercial areas. In order to investigate situated sketching and enactment, we developed Ébauche. It enables designers to collaboratively sketch interfaces, distribute them across multiple displays and enact use cases. We present the lessons learned from six situated sketching and enactment workshops on public displays with Ébauche. And we present the results of a controlled study with 8 pairs of designers who used paper and Ébauche. We present the various ways in which participants leveraged the place, and how paper or Ébauche influenced the integration of their designs in the place. Looking at the design outcomes, our results suggest that paper leads to broader exploration of ideas and deeper physical integration in the environment. Whereas Ébauche leads to more refined sketches and more animated enactments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces
Number of pages12
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year10 Nov 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368919
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2019
Event14th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2019 - Deajon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 10 Nov 201913 Nov 2019


Conference14th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2019
LandKorea, Republic of

    Research areas

  • Bodystorming, Pervasive Displays, Sketching, Ubicomp

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