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L'utilisation du geste dans des réunions de conception architecturale

Abstract : The importance of the use, in human interaction, of other modes of expression and representation than the audible (the "verbal") has been widely recognised in the field of cognitive design research. With few exceptions, however, the graphic mode has been studied as the expression and representation modality of the visible (the "nonverbal"). The long-term goal of our research is to determine the relative contribution of each of the different semiotic systems (verbal, graphic, gestural and other modes of visible expression and representation) and their articulation in the interaction between people collaborating on a task. In this text, we focus on the use of gesture in collaborative design. Therefore, we conducted two empirical studies based on video data collected in architectural design meetings. It was based on verbal, and to a lesser extent graphic data that we developed our vision of design as the construction of representations (Visser, 2006). Our previous analyses of collaborative design led to distinguish two main families of activities, representational and organisational. In our work on the use of gestures in architectural design meetings, we found again these two types of functions. Indeed, gestures contribute both to the construction of the representation of the artefact and to the organisation of the design activities and of the interaction. The analysis presented here shows in addition that gesture does so in at least two ways: in an integrated combination with speech or independently, that is, without verbal coexpression.
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Willemien Visser. L'utilisation du geste dans des réunions de conception architecturale. DRS 2010, "Design & Complexity", Design Research Society, Jul 2010, Montréal, Canada. paper 124. ⟨inria-00530169v2⟩



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