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Title: Re-thinking Traceability: A Prototype to Record and Revisit the Evolution of Design Artefacts
Authors: Gutierrez Lopez, Marisela
Rovelo Ruiz, Gustavo
Luyten, Kris
Haesen, Mieke
Coninx, Karin
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: ACM
Citation: Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP '18), ACM,p. 196-208
Abstract: Keeping track of design processes is a cumbersome task due to the apparently unconstrained and unstructured nature of creative work. Traceability is fundamental to revisit and reflect on the design narratives that describe artefact evolution. In this paper, we aim to identify what characteristics are necessary to facilitate traceability of creative design processes. For this end, we use a functional prototype to connect artefacts, design rationale, and decisions in a shared workspace. We evaluated this prototype for 15 weeks with six pairs of students engaged in a usercentered design project. Our findings show that having a lean repository of artefacts annotated with design rationale can facilitate tracking progress in different phases of the process. We found that creating a record of the participants’ design work is useful to reflect on and for team agreement, ensure consistency of evolving artefacts, and help in planning future steps in the design project.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25414
DOI: 10.1145/3148330.3148334
ISBN: 9781450355629
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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