Designing for Homo Explorens : open social play in performative frames

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Public defence 2014-03-28
Time 13:00
Location Medea K3, Ö Varvsg. 11 A, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö
Faculty examiner Bill Gaver
Publication Doctoral Thesis
Title Designing for Homo Explorens : open social play in performative frames
Author Hobye, Mads
Date 2014
English abstract
Designing for Homo Explorens is a compositional design perspective within interaction design academia. It extends the Homo Ludens view of humans as playful creatures with the perspective of exploratory interaction. It focuses on socially exploratory interaction between participants mediated through designed artifacts. In the form of a Manifesto, four aspects are introduced which highlight important design dimensions to consider in Designing for Homo Explorens. The four aspects of the Manifesto are concerned with creating exploration through internal complexity, experiential exploration through full-body interaction, social playfulness through distortions of situated norms and a frame for performative interactions. The insights in the four aspects come from knowledge gained through experimenting with twelve working prototypes in real-life contexts, combined with contemporary streams of theory regarding ambiguity, somaesthetics, norms, situatedness and performativity.
Publisher Faculty of Culture and Society Malmö University
Series/Issue New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Expression;6
ISBN 978-91-7104-537-9
978-91-7104-538-6
Pages 206
Language eng (iso)
Subject Open Social Play
Performative Frames
Internal complexity
Social ambiguity
Somaesthetics
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
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