Immaterial materials: Designing with radio
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2012, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012, 205-212 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Designing with digital materials is sometimes challenging due to material properties that are for all practical purposes invisible. Here we present our work on exploring one such material, radio, and how we have worked with making radio a more tangible and accessible design material for multidisciplinary design teams to work with. Starting from an account of a previous project of ours, the LEGA project, we describe a design situation involving radio that exemplifies some of the challenges that working with radio can involve. We thereafter describe how we have used the Inspirational Bits approach to further investigate the peculiarities of radio as an immaterial design material and what possibilities it holds for interactive systems design.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012. 205-212 p.
Design, Design Material, Radio communication, Design materials, Design situations, Digital materials, Interactive system, Material property, Multi-disciplinary designs, Interactive computer systems, Materials, Systems analysis, Digital radio
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-99661DOI: 10.1145/2148131.2148177ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84859042851ISBN: 9781450311748OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-99661DiVA: diva2:542480
6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2012; Kingston, ON;19 February 2012 through 22 February 2012
QC 201208012012-08-012012-08-012015-12-02Bibliographically approved