Conjuring up new technology – using magic objects in co-ideation with stroke survivors

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Ideation means to generate ideas, and when involving non-designers in these activities they need to be informed about the scope of the possibilities without limiting their imagination. This is a general challenge, which becomes particularly important when it comes to advanced technology ideation together with participants that may not have in-depth knowledge of technological designs and solutions. In this study, we supported the ideation process by presenting a kit of magic objects (consisting of cards and physical props) to stroke survivors participating in a co-design workshop carried out within the STARR EU project. The kit was seen to generally work well, but improvements are suggested for the introduction, the design of the cards and the number of objects used.


External organisations
  • Stroke Association
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Environmental Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAATE conference proceedings
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-798-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-797-9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017 Sep 12
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press