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Unpacking Visible Light Communication as a Material for Design
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. Mobile Life SICS, Stockholm, Sweden..
2017 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 ACM SIGCHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'17), ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY , 2017, p. 2019-2023Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Communication through visible light (VLC) is gaining ground as an alternative to traditional radio communication in many settings. Effectively using VLC in creative design processes may however be difficult as the material properties of VLC can be hard to grasp and therefore to use. This paper presents a design exploration where a set of artifacts was created to enable designers to play around with VLC and better understand its properties and their potential use for design. Each artifact was designed to illustrate a particular property of light communication ranging from inner workings of transmission protocols to properties of light in itself. The set was used in two small scale workshops where users played around with the artifacts and afterward were interviewed about their experiences. Interviews and observations from the workshops suggest that users gained insights into the material properties of light communication and were also inspired to think of creative uses for VLC based on those insights

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY , 2017. p. 2019-2023
Keywords [en]
Visual Light Communication, materiality, interaction design
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Computer and Information Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-225812DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025862ISI: 000426970501088Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85044853464OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-225812DiVA, id: diva2:1196036
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 ACM SIGCHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'17)
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QC 20180409

Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved

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