Fabric-circle-slider: prototype erxploring the interaction aesthetic of contextual integration

J. Zimmerman, A.K. Hurst, M.M.R. Peeters

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Abstract

Traditionally, designers have explored the aesthetics of interaction through the relationship between the product form and the activity people use it for. However, in the increasing complexity of interconnected and multi-activity devices in the home, aesthetics have been sacrificed in a move to increase usability. In this paper, we present an emerging theory that interaction designs that take a contextual integration approach can draw interaction aesthetics from the context instead of the activity to address the increased complexity. In addition, we present a conceptual interaction widget called the fabric-circle-slider that draws its interaction aesthetic from a lounge chair – the context of use – and supports interaction with many devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the conference designing pleasurable products and interfaces, 24-27 October 2005, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands
EditorsS. Wensveen, E. Diederiks, T. Djajadiningrat, A. Guenand, S. Klooster, M. Stienstra, P. Vink, K. Overbeeke
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages271-282
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI 2005) - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Oct 200527 Oct 2005

Conference

Conference2005 International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI 2005)
Abbreviated titleDPPI 2005
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period24/10/0527/10/05

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