A Practice-Based Research Model for Interaction in Print Design

  • Marco NevesEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Design and Innovation book series (SSDI, volume 1)


Print design is defined by a relationship with technologies that promote static existence of objects. This characterization is usually opposed to interactive possibilities and modification by users. Given its practical nature, the presence of interaction in print design benefits from practice-based methods. To establish a systematic presence of interaction in print design media, we developed a specific method, based on features of design practice. There was an initial planning phase for conception and enhancement of ideas and selection and definition of objects to further improve. We than created models and prototypes and from these, we undertook a design project where we included interaction features in a controlled way to test their application in print production. The method presents a contribution for the inclusion of interaction in print design, modifying objects and their relationship with people.


Print design Practice-based research Interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lisbon School of ArchitectureCIAUD, Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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