Co-Curator: Designing for mobile ideation in groups

Martin Porcheron, Andrés Lucero, Joel E. Fischer

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We introduce Co-Curator, a prototype mobile app designed to support collection and sharing of referential sources of inspiration in face-to-face design ideation meetings. The design of the app stems from both ideas of repurposing mobile devices in everyday mundane tasks and existing practice amongst designers to share and collate sources of inspiration during the early stages of collaborative design projects. The findings from a trial show that the app was positively received and that people felt that it supported creating a collection of sources, as well as the task of sharing within design ideation meetings. Furthermore, the trial suggests that the synchronised gesture required to share sources seemingly alleviates the awkwardness arising from public gesture performance. Finally, from the findings we also highlight further considerations that need to be given to better support coordination and focus within these meetings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademicMindtrek 2016 - Proceedings of the 20th International Academic Mindtrek Conference
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343671
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMindTrek Conference - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 17 Oct 201618 Oct 2016
Conference number: 20


ConferenceMindTrek Conference
Abbreviated titleMindTrek


  • Collocated interaction
  • Handheld devices
  • Ideation
  • Interaction design
  • Mood boards
  • Smartphones

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