The Design Space Analysis Method is a systematic approach to investigating the design space populated by a collection of design and consist of the five steps. 1) Designing the study, 2) Recording data from the empirical material, 3) Developing a coding schema and coding the recorded data through it. 4) Analyzing the coded data, and 5) Narrating the analysis results. The Design Space Analysis Tool is a web based tool supporting steps 3 and 4 of the method.
CoNotate is a web-based tool and research prototype developed to support distributed documentation and reflection on design activities by enabling real-time annotated design documentation. The tool allows all participants in a design activity (meeting, workshop, field work, etc.) to mark moments perceived as important in situ using simple tags to annotate activities in real-time. Afterwards, these annotations are automatically synchronised with audio/video recordings of the same activity as documentation for retrospective reflection.