How to design for transformation of behavior through interactive materiality

J.T. Stienstra, M. Bruns, S.A.G. Wensveen, C.D. Kuenen

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a design approach tackling the transformation of behavior through ‘interactive materiality’ from a phenomenological perspective. It builds upon the Interaction Frogger framework that couples action to reaction for intuitive mapping in intelligent product interaction. Through the discussion of two research-through-design cases, the augmented speed-skate experience and affective pen, it highlights the opportunities for design of an action-perception loop. Consequently, an approach is suggested that defines three steps to be incorporated in the design process: affirming and appreciating current behavior; designing continuous mapping for transformation; and fine-tuning sensitivities in the interactive materiality. Thereby, it discusses how behavior transformation through interactive materiality derived from a theoretical level, can contribute to design knowledge on the implementation level. The aim of this paper is to inspire design-thinking to shift from the cognitive approach of persuasion, to a meaningful and embodied mechanism respecting all human skills, by providing practical insights for designers.
    Original languageDutch
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2012), October 14-17, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages21-30
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1482-4
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    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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