HCIL-2010-18

Walsh, G.
May 2010
Submitted to the College of Information Studies doctoral program in fulfillment of the integrative paper requirement for admission to candidacy at the University of Maryland.
HCIL-2010-18
This paper reports on the prototype design of DisCo, a computer-based design tool that facilitates distributed co-design through Layered Elaboration. Layered Elaboration is a co-design technique that, until now, has relied on paper and clear transparencies to generate ideas through an iterative process in which each version leaves prior ideas intact. The new computer-based system allows co-designers to work asynchronously while being geographically distributed. DisCo contains tools that allow the designers to iterate, annotate, and communicate from within the tool.
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