Customizing personal objects: a pilot study using a smartphone to "design" a mini vase

Found, P.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-9856-7926 and Lin, M.-H., 2015. Customizing personal objects: a pilot study using a smartphone to "design" a mini vase. In: V. Popovic, A. Blackler, D.-B. Luh, N. Nimkulrat, B. Kraal and Y. Nagai, eds., IASDR 2015 Interplay Proceedings. IASDR 2015 Interplay Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 2-5 November 2015. Brisbane: IASDR, pp. 666-679. ISBN 9780646943183

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This research tests a prototype design application (app) that uses real time sensor data, captured and processed via a smartphone, to generate a series of unique vase forms.
Smartphone technology, with the support of embedded sensors, the app, and 3D printing processes, are applied in the design and instantiation of the vases. The users' feedback on the complete process is also examined.
The research found that the described design process could be successfully applied to the design, and ultimately manufacture, of unique vase forms. Users stated that the app was easy to use, and allowed them to create intriguing forms they could not otherwise design. While both designers and non-designers found the app usable, they had different expectations from it. This uncovered areas where future iterations of the app could be improved.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Found, P.D. and Lin, M.-H.
Publisher: IASDR
Place of Publication: Brisbane
Date: November 2015
ISBN: 9780646943183
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Jan 2017 11:42
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:10

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