Context Framing

In groups of three, students were asked to design and construct a viewing frame made out of cardboard to visually frame a situation in the city in order to present potential design opportunities. The frame was used for discussing the context in a group and was documented by taking a picture through the frame.

The idea was to capture different moments that could benefit from an augmented interface (object, architecture, people) revolving around a predefined theme.

Upon return to the class, students were asked to overlay a transparent acetate sheet on a printed selection of photographs. Students then developed stories to explain how a novel augmented interface/intervention would make a difference in the chosen context.

Concepts explored: User research, context of interaction, observation, identify design opportunities, analysis.