Using Virtual Worlds to Support Interaction Design Studio courses

Abstract

In an interaction design studio students develop interactive products with emphasis on collaboration, creativity and method use. Typically the goals of interaction design studios are to let students acquire the practical skills to apply theories and methods from relevant courses in the context of a real-world problem, and to develop their collaborative and organizational abilities that will be required in their professional work. The paper argues for the potential of VWs to support an Interaction Design Studio by presenting a course that ran through a whole semester with the support of a VW. We have found that the VW design studio can effectively support many interaction design activities like conceptual design, prototyping and evaluation.

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@inproceedings{Vosinakis2012UsingVW, title={Using Virtual Worlds to Support Interaction Design Studio courses}, author={Spyros Vosinakis and Panayiotis Koutsabasis}, year={2012} }