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The material move: how materials matter in interaction design research
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3972-9689
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS'12, ACM Press, 2012, 486-495 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The topic of Materials has recently surfaced as a major theme within the research field of interaction design. In this paper we further discuss the need for in-depth descriptions of specific design cases, by revisiting some of our own research-through-design efforts when working with new or not yet fully explored materials for mobile interaction. We outline a series of design challenges that we see commonly arising in this domain, divided into three general themes; 1) affordances of hardware and casings, 2) experiential properties of different software solution, and 3) material properties of sensors, radio-signals, and electricity. Our main conclusion is that research in interaction design needs an extended focus on how systems are crafted from and together with properties of digital materials, and how new knowledge gained from those processes can be shared.

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ACM Press, 2012. 486-495 p.
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design, interdisciplinary design, materials, mobile technologies, movement-based interaction
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Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93456DOI: 10.1145/2317956.2318029ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864744675ISBN: 978-145031210-3OAI: diva2:516243
Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS'12; Newcastle Upon Tyne; 11 June 2012 through 15 June 2012

QC 20150706

Available from: 2012-04-17 Created: 2012-04-17 Last updated: 2015-07-06Bibliographically approved

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