RESEARCH METHOD

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Given a component kit of parts, users can provide insight into product or interface configurations as guiding information for designers.

Flexible modeling is a participatory design method that allows users to configure a software interface, product, or environment from a set of predetermined feature elements provided by the designer or researcher. For industrial designers, this method may be most familiar as Velcro modeling, whereby physical product forms and feature sets such as buttons and controls are covered in fabric and Velcro fasteners, for quick and easy attachment in flexible configurations.

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