Ina Wagner, Rüdiger Lainer
An ongoing concern of the participatory design community is collaboration with end users in the design of new technology. However, in this debate the work practices of system designers have received little attention. This paper describes the design of an interactive, navigable, three-dimensional world for use by architects. The 3-D Wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, is a visual environment in which multimedia inspirational materials can be placed, stored, and displayed. The materials can then be found and integrated by architects with the flow of their work. The design emerges over time; users can add their own collections of inspirational…
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