Intersecting with Unaware Objects

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Odom, William; Wakkary, Ron. Intersecting with Unaware Objects. Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition (C&C '15). 10 pages. In press.

Date created: 
2015
Keywords: 
Unremarkable creativity
Unawareness
Interaction design
Abstract: 

We adopt a design-oriented approach aimed at motivating and expanding the notion of everyday creativity beyond explicit interactions to also include the implicit, incremental and, at times even, unknowing encounters that emerge among people, technologies, and artifacts over time. We explore these ideas through the design and investigation of two interaction design research artifacts: the Photobox and table-non-table. Through analyzing and synthesizing insights that emerged across our studies, we describe a related set of concepts in support of a more implicit form of everyday creativity, which includes: unaware objects, intersections and ensembles. We conclude by interpreting findings in context of prior implications for everyday creativity and outline considerations for future work.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Article
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Sponsor(s): 
Banting Fellowship
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
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