Sticky Notes in Creative Design Practice, by Kim Halskov

Date: Tuesday, April 27th 2021

Time: 17:00 - 18:00 (CET)

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This talk is part of the WCCI Lecture Series organized by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation at Webster University Geneva.


Since the invention of the Post-ItTM note, sticky notes have become the most commonly used design material, and its use a standard practice in a multitude of creativity techniques such as brainstorming, affinity diagramming, and design thinking. 

The first part of the talk will start out from the central material properties of sticky notes (paper-based, small and square, colorful, sticky) and explore the affordances of sticky notes for face-to-face creative collaboration, collaborative shared understanding, and democratic participation in design processes by both trained and novice designers. 

The second part will present the findings from a computerized instantiation of sticky notes, Cards and Board, which can be accessed from any device with a browser, and allows for drawing on digital whiteboards and creating not only digital sticky notes, but also other generalized kinds of ‘notes’ like image and video cards. Based on a study of Cards & Boards in a design project spanning two weeks, I will discuss the challenges and opportunities when trying to digitize the sticky notes. 


About the Speaker:

Kim Halskov is Professor in interaction design at The Department of Digital Design at Aarhus University, Denmark where he in addition to being director of Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction, see, also is co-director of the Centre for Digital Creativity, see He is an author of many articles and chapters dedicated to design processes, design space, and design creativity (, and co-editor of  Sticky Creativity: Post-it® Note Cognition, Computers, and Design (with B. Christensen and C. Klokmose, 2020). 


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Tuesday, April 27

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