Touching a stranger : Designing for engaging experience in embodied interaction

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Touching a stranger : Designing for engaging experience in embodied interaction

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dc.contributor.author Hobye, Mads sv
dc.contributor.author Löwgren, Jonas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-04T08:23:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-04T08:23:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1991-3761 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13019
dc.description.abstract We present Mediated Body, an exploration into designing for engaging experience in embodied interaction. Mediated Body entails a Suit worn by a Performer engaging in social play with a Participant. The Performer and the Participant each wear a pair of headphones, and when they touch each other’s bare skin, they both hear a complex sound pattern. Our approach, which we call research-through-explorative-design, is a combination of experimental design in the lab and explorative design in the field, where qualitative assessments are used to elicit transferable knowledge contributions. This paper represents a case study of this somewhat innovative research approach in action. On the topical level, our results include three artifact-level elements that contribute to engaging experience: connecting touch and audio with the right balance between direct and emergent responsivity, justifying bare-skin touch between strangers, and providing open-ended action props with non-trivial internal complexity. Moreover, we suggest three experiential qualities as analytical tools pertaining to engaging experience in embodied interaction: the duality of performative immersion, the "magic circle" of transformative social play, and the explorative nature of emergent meaning-making. en_US
dc.format.extent 18
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Chinese Institute of Design en_US
dc.subject embodied interaction en_US
dc.subject engaging experience en_US
dc.subject research through explorative design en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Touching a stranger : Designing for engaging experience in embodied interaction en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Arts and Communication (K3) en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.ijdesign.org/ojs/index.php/IJDesign/article/view/976/364 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal of Design;3
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 5 en_US
dc.format.ePage 48
dc.format.sPage 31
mahlocal.rights.oaType gold
mahlocal.rights.oaType green
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