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Designing Cultural Values into Interaction

Peer reviewed: 
Yes, item is peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2017-05
Abstract: 

In this paper, we highlight possibilities for designing intangible cultural values into interactions with technologies in heritage spaces. We do this specifically through the design of ʔeləәw̓ k̓ʷ — Belongings, an interactive tangible table installed in a cultural heritage museum. The tabletop was collaboratively designed to communicate complex and narrative information and values about Musqueam culture. Rather than focusing only on content and interface design, we wanted visitors to also experience Musqueam values through their interactions with the system. We describe our value-sensitive design process, present five interdependent design goals, discuss the design strategies that enabled us to meet these goals, and evaluate our approach through a user study. From our design process and evaluation we offer recommendations for designing values into interactions more generally and for tangible interactions specifically in ways that support visitors’ experience and understanding of specific cultural values through technology.

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Article
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Revealing Somatic Experiences in Dance Performance

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2011
Document type: 
Conference presentation
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The Tiresias Effect: Feedforward using Light versus Temperature in a Tangible User Interface

Peer reviewed: 
Yes, item is peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2010-04
Abstract: 

In this paper we discuss how light and temperature information can be designed to affect feedforward in a tangible user interface (TUI). In particular we focus on temperature, which has not been widely considered as a mode of information representation in feedback or feedforward. We describe a prototype that implements both information modes in a TUI. Finally, we outline a user study in which these modes are explored as feedforward coaching devices for a decision-making task. The expected outcomes are an understanding of the role of temperature as information for feedforward in TUIs and a set of design guidelines for designers of tangibles working with these physical characteristics.