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Research Tool: Design Space Analysis

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.

Research Tool: CoNotate

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.


  • Dove, G., Halskov, K., Hansen, N. B., 27.10.2016, "An Argument for Design Space Reflection"NordiCHI '16: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Halskov, K. 2019. The Design Space of Media Architecture Displays. Interactions Nov-Dec 2019
  • Rasmussen, S., Falk Olesen, J. & Halskov, K. 2019. Co-notate: exploring real-time annotations to capture situational design knowledge. In Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing interactive systems conference (DIS '19) New York.