Development of Context Cards: A Bus-Specific Ideation Tool for Co-design Workshops

Elina Hilden, Jarno Ojala, Kaisa Väänänen

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    The importance of context is widely studied in design practice. Still, design workshops often take place in meeting rooms, with the help of generic design materials. To support the participants' understanding of the context of products or services, context-specific design materials can be utilized. The aim of this study was to gain design-relevant insights on how to support ideation with context-specific card-based design tool. Thus, this paper presents Context Cards - a bus-specific ideation cards for co-design workshops. We present the four-phase process of the card tool development in our study of early stage co-design of digital services for the bus context. The findings reveal that the developed Context Cards aided the participants' ability to ideate new services for the specific context. As a concrete outcome of our design research study, we present the final version of the cards, and insights on how they can be used.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Academic Mindtrek Conference
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5426-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventMindtrek Conference -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


    ConferenceMindtrek Conference
    Period1/01/00 → …

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