DATA OBJECTS: DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR DATA PHYSICALISATION
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Sosa, Ricardo; Gerrard, Victoria; Esparza, Antonio; Torres, Rebeca; Napper, Robbie
Section: DESIGN INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0125
This paper describes the principles, methods and strategies for the design of everyday objects that embody data – or Data Objects. The work presented in the paper connects the fields of industrial design and data physicalisation to introduce the concept of using data as a design material. To support the creative synthesis of Data Objects the paper provides a literature review, methods and guidance on the creation of Data Objects alongside examples - and possible opportunities, challenges, and future scenarios - for the practice, use and the study of Data Objects.
Keywords: big data analysis, design methods, design activities