Method Development and TransferMain Theme
One way of communicating knowledge on how to do design of interactive systems is through methods. During these years, Mobile Life has produced several such methods that have been communicated and shared with all partners.
As interaction-design researchers we produce generative knowledge, i.e., knowledge that plays a direct role in the creation of new designs, and evaluative knowledge used to distinguish good design solutions from bad. Examples in the generative category include strong concepts, patterns, guidelines, annotated portfolios, methods and tools; examples of evaluative intermediate-level knowledge are experiential qualities, design heuristics, and criticism. In this project we focus on methods that inspire design. The methods we develop encode our knowledge on how to develop mobile services. During the years we have brought forth a range of methods, including Inspirational Bits, inspiration from Nature, borrowing from Konstfack, Aesthetic Laborations, Transfer Scenarios, Research in the Large, BodyCards, and others.