Embodied imagination : a hybrid method of designing for intimacy

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Embodied imagination : a hybrid method of designing for intimacy
Author(s) Hansen, Lone Koefoed ; Kozel, Susan
Date 2007
English abstract
Situated in the domain of research into mobile, wireless, networked and wearable computing, this exploratory paperintroduces the embodied imagination method and explains how it can contribute to the design process by creating an elastic space of performance that incorporates daily life and personal imagination into the design process. It is based on a study called Placebo Sleeves which was an experiential design phase of a larger project in wearable computing called whisper[s]. The innovation offered by this research is twofold: an integration of previously distinct methodologies, and an interdisciplinary theoretical framework relevant to the design of devices for affective, networked communication. The methodologies are shaped both by user experience models and by performance practices. We also articulate a domain of public dreaming, located at the conjunction of the private, public and secret within human existence, and suggest that shared use of mobile technologies has the potential to be situated there.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14626260701743200 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Digital Creativity;4
Volume 18
ISSN 1744-3806
Pages 207-220
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) interaction design
public dreaming
wearable computing
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15372 (link to this page)

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