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Minna Pakanen, Tuomas Lappalainen, Paula Roinesalo, and Jonna Häkkilä. 2016. Exploring smart handbag concepts through co-design. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 37-48. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3012709.3012741

Exploring smart handbag concepts through co-design

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Author: Pakanen, Minna1; Lappalainen, Tuomas2; Roinesalo, Paula2;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, P.O Box 4500,90014 University of Oulu, Finland
2University of Lapland , Yliopistokatu 8, 96400 Rovaniemi, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201704186183
Language: English
Published: ACM New York, NY, USA, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-04-18
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Abstract

In this paper, we explore design preferences and possibilities for smart handbags from the user perspective. We present designs and findings derived through a co-design process, which consisted of two studies; first with individual drawing based brainstorming (n=20), and second with two co-design workshops (n=10), where participants assessed different designs and features, and created low-fi prototypes of smart handbag concepts. Participants proposed large shape and style variations for smart handbags, according to the intended contexts, use cases, and lifestyle. In this respect the desire for modifiability, e.g. adapting in size and shape, was highlighted. The handbag's durability, weatherproofness and use of high quality materials were also raised.
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ISBN: 978-1-4503-4860-7
Pages: 37 - 48
DOI: 10.1145/3012709.3012741
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3012709.3012741
Host publication: Proceeding MUM '16 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Host publication editor: Häkkilä, Jonna
Ojala, Timo
Conference: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 6132 Visual arts and design
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Funding: This research has been supported by a grant from Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation as part of 'The Naked Approach - A World without Gadgets' programme.
Copyright information: © Pakanen,M. et al.| ACM 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Minna Pakanen, Tuomas Lappalainen, Paula Roinesalo, and Jonna Häkkilä. 2016. Exploring smart handbag concepts through co-design. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 37-48. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3012709.3012741.