Walking Through Information at EuroIA17 – all the sketches and models

Alastair Somerville
3 min readOct 1, 2017


I did a workshop on colocated information spaces and mixed realities this week in Stockholm at EuroIA conference. Thankfully, it worked out. Mostly that’s because I was in a room with over a hundred clever people from across the world (my workshop facilitation advice: trust the room to find out how much it can learn). They’re all in the picture at the top of this post.

What this post is about is simply to provide a photo diary of all the sketches I drew and models I made. It’s to create a record of the work but also to, hopefully, show how anyone can create a workshop by making and thinking.

Making ideas real

I’m not going to describe these ideas in text.

This is simply a visual exercise for me to share some stuff and also to process how ideas changed as I went along.

Everything was put on Instagram and Twitter as I like to prototype in public.

This post has just collected it all together so you don’t need to see the Instagram cat photos.

The timeline starts in February 2017.

And that’s it. Lots of paper and card prototypes sketched anywhere I could and made at the kitchen table at weekends.





Thanks to the organiser of EuroIA for the opportunity to create this workshop and to all the participants for taking part.


I made a very big bin of paper for recycling of all the ideas that didn’t make sense. Those total failures are not captured here.



Alastair Somerville

Sensory Design Consultant, usability researcher and workshop facilitator. www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-somerville-b48b368 Twitter @acuity_design & @visceralUX