Introducing the wayfaring approach for the development of human experiments in interaction design and engineering design science

Kittil Kittilsen Leikanger

Stephanie Balters

Martin Steinert

Abstract: This paper introduces a wayfaring process, previously deployed at early stage product development projects, in the exploration, design and piloting of experiments. The case example being an interaction experiment in a ship bridge context, targeting stress and affective response. It included a simulation task as primary and a cognitive load task as secondary element as well as various physiology sensors. Rather than being based on long-term planning or conducting meticulous analysis before decision points, the team focused onto: Probing ideas, Merging multidisciplinary, Agility, and Speed.


  • Interaction design
  • Conceptual experiment design
  • Wayfaring model
  • Stress
  • Physiology sensors
This publication uses ECG and GSR which is fully integrated into iMotions Lab

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