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Somaesthetic Appreciation Design
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. (Mobile Life)
KTH. (Mobile Life)
2015 (English)In: 34TH ANNUAL CHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS, CHI 2016, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015, 3131-3142 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We propose a strong concept we name Somaesthetic Appreciation based on three different enquiries. First, our own autobiographical design enquiry, using Feldenkrais as a resource in our design process, bringing out the Soma Carpet and Breathing Light applications. Second, through bringing in others to experience our systems, engaging with and qualitatively analysing their experiences of our applications. In our third enquiry, we try to pin down what characterises and sets Somaesthetic Appreciation designs apart through comparing with and analysing others' design inquiries as well as grounding them in the somaesthetic theories. We propose that the Somaesthetic Appreciation designs share a subtleness in how they encourage and spur bodily inquiry in their choice of interaction modalities, they require an intimate correspondence - feedback and interactions that follow the rhythm of the body, they entail a distinct manner of making space shutting out the outside world - metaphorically and literally - to allow users to turn their attention inwards, and they rely on articulation of bodily experiences to encourage learning and increased somatic awareness.

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015. 3131-3142 p.
Keyword [en]
Somaesthetic design, body awareness, strong concept
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192799DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858583ISI: 000380532903014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84979774919ISBN: 978-1-4503-3362-7OAI: diva2:974315
34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI4GOOD), MAY 07-12, 2016, San Jose, CA

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Available from: 2016-09-26 Created: 2016-09-20 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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