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Designing for growing systems


10 Weeks

Stakeholder J.W. Frens

In this project the growth of a multi-media center was the starting point for research. With every addition of functionality by either a TV manufacturer or a 3rd party, our media systems grow on the technical side of the system. Operating this added functionality is either done by on-screen menu structures, the addition of multiple physical remotes or by remapping existing buttons on the remotes we already own. From a user perspective this technological growth can become incomprehensible in a fast pace. The aim of this research was to find meaningful interactions which allow growth in this context of growing systems.

A research-through-design process has led to a modular remote in which the physical movement of digital media was the key change, to allow for rich interaction possibilities in growing systems.