In praise of beauty and enchantment: setting the scenery of respectful design

P. Marti

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    Respectful design emphasizes the experience of using systems/products that leads to feelings of emotional engagement, resonance, enchantment and wonder. It entices reflections on value-related and societal relevant questions. Respectful design also implies respectfully addressing all human skills, the perceptual-motor, emotional, cognitive, and social ones through rich, natural, and meaningful interaction possibilities. This vision requires societal, cultural and aesthetic sensitivity to be achieved. This paper frames respectful design from a theoretical viewpoint, and illustrates two design cases addressing the vision. It also offers methodological insights on art and poetry as resources for respectful design. In particular it describes how to play with the subtleties of those languages, to reflect on values (aesthetic, social, ethical) and use them to drive the design process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 International conference on Multimedia, Interaction, Design and Innovation (MIDI 2014) : Warsaw, Poland, 24-25 June 2015
    Place of PublicationWarsaw, Poland
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Eventconference; MIDI 2014; 2014-06-24; 2014-06-25 -
    Duration: 24 Jun 201425 Jun 2014


    Conferenceconference; MIDI 2014; 2014-06-24; 2014-06-25
    OtherMIDI 2014


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