This paper introduces the Bridging Design Prototype (BDP) concept. A BDP is the functional prototype of a new product that a user community can incorporate into their activities, while a researcher uses it for observation and testing. Due to limited research resources, the BDP was an outcome of adjusting the principles of several user-centred design methods and a learning theory. These principles where then applied to the development of a suitable product that could be incorporated in real settings.
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI-NZ) (CHINZ 2009), Auckland, New Zealand, 06-07 July 2009 / B. Plimmer (ed.), pp. 29-32