Using Video to Support Co-Design of Information and Communication Technologies

Ville Tikkanen, Andrea Botero Cabrera


In this text, we explore the possibilities video affords for co-design activities in the case of information and communication technologies. We present an overview of the current approaches and a categorization of the approaches of using video in design and research into four main strands: video ethnography, video recording of experiments, design videography and professional video production. Through case examples of videos done in our research group over the years, we discuss three potential video genres that suit the needs of co-design. After that suggest five considerations on what should be taken into account when using video in co-design. Finally we conclude by considering potential future directions for the use of video in design and research.


video ethnography, innovation design, ICT design

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