those spaces in between life, thinking, the physical world, and humanity
Abstract. We describe the signs of Collaborative Ideation (CI) that have been observed in face-to-face design settings using two methodological tools, the CI Loop and the Design Flow pattern. The CI Loop, which includes body gestures, was first observed in this study and captures the participants’ design conversation while collaborating. The Design Flow assesses the designer’s experience while designing. The main goal is to better understand collaborative ideation, from the user’s experience point of view, in order to better assess collaborative design tools. We present two protocols (short with students; long with professionals) done in the Hybrid Ideation Space (HIS), a face-to-face CI tool. The HIS has previously been evaluated and compared to traditional and digital tools, and appears to enhance the collaborative ideation process. This study also proposes an eventual relationship between CI Loop and Design Flow pattern at micro (during a minute) and macro levels (during a longer period).