Fabric-circle-slider: Prototype Exploring 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
    Pages (from-to)51-57
    JournalKnowledge, Technology & Policy
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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