TAPT: Teasing Apart, Piecing Together

| 22 min read
355 shares

Show Hide video transcript
  1. Transcript loading…

Many experiences share the same core elements but differ in context. Photo sharing on Facebook has similar experience elements to sharing physical photos, but the actions involved and the context of the two experiences differ vastly. In creative processes, it’s valuable to analyze related experiences to the one you want to create so you can explore which core experience elements you would like to recreate in your specific context. Clare Hooper invented the “Teasing Apart, Piecing Together”, TAPT, method to do just that. In this video, we’ll show you how you can use TAPT as a structured series of steps and worksheets designed to facilitate the process of transforming experiences into new contexts. Clare Hooper developed the TAPT method in a collaboration between Southampton University and IBM Research.

The TAPT method is essentially about teasing apart and deconstructing the experiential elements of a situation and in so doing be in a position to piece together and reconstruct the experiential elements in a different way so you can create parallel digital experiences.

Start using the TAPT Method Now – Download the Two Templates Here

You can download Clare Hooper’s TAPT guide here.

When you want to start using the method, you can use this TAPT worksheet here.

References and Where to Learn More

https://web.archive.org/web/20220328102157/https://www.clarehooper.net/tapt/

355 shares

Open Access—Link to us!

We believe in Open Access and the democratization of knowledge. Unfortunately, world-class educational materials such as this page are normally hidden behind paywalls or in expensive textbooks.

If you want this to change, , link to us, or join us to help us democratize design knowledge!

Share Knowledge, Get Respect!

Share on:

or copy link

Cite according to academic standards

Simply copy and paste the text below into your bibliographic reference list, onto your blog, or anywhere else. You can also just hyperlink to this article.

Interaction Design Foundation - IxDF. (2020, March 3). TAPT: Teasing Apart, Piecing Together. Interaction Design Foundation - IxDF.

New to UX Design? We’re giving you a free ebook!

The Basics of User Experience Design

Download our free ebook The Basics of User Experience Design to learn about core concepts of UX design.

In 9 chapters, we’ll cover: conducting user interviews, design thinking, interaction design, mobile UX design, usability, UX research, and many more!

A valid email address is required.
313,088 designers enjoy our newsletter—sure you don’t want to receive it?

New to UX Design? We’re Giving You a Free ebook!

The Basics of User Experience Design

Download our free ebook The Basics of User Experience Design to learn about core concepts of UX design.

In 9 chapters, we’ll cover: conducting user interviews, design thinking, interaction design, mobile UX design, usability, UX research, and many more!

A valid email address is required.
313,088 designers enjoy our newsletter—sure you don’t want to receive it?