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How to Design for Transformation of Behavior through Interactive Materiality
DQI, Department of Industrial Design Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands.
DQI, Department of Industrial Design Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands.
SPIRE, Mads Clausen Institute University of Southern Denmark.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design, ACM New York, 2012, 21-30 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a design approach tackling the transformation of behavior through ‘interactive materiality’ from a phenomenological perspective. It builds upon the Interaction Frogger framework that couples action to reaction for intuitive mapping in intelligent product interaction. Through the discussion of two research- through-design cases, the augmented speed-skate experience and affective pen, it highlights the opportunities for design of an action-perception loop. Consequently, an approach is suggested that defines three steps to be incorporated in the design process: affirming and appreciating current behavior; designing continuous mapping for transformation; and fine-tuning sensitivities in the interactive materiality. Thereby, it discusses how behavior transformation through interactive materiality derived from a theoretical level, can contribute to design knowledge on the implementation level. The aim of this paper is to inspire design-thinking to shift from the cognitive approach of persuasion, to a meaningful and embodied mechanism respecting all human skills, by providing practical insights for designers. 

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ACM New York, 2012. 21-30 p.
Keyword [en]
Interaction design; transforming behavior; continuous mapping; action-perception loops; Interaction Frogger framework
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Design Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
design; Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113463DOI: 10.1145/2399016.2399020ISBN: 978-1-4503-1482-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-113463DiVA: diva2:885165
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Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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