Intersecting with unaware objects

W. Odom, R. Wakkary

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationC&C '15 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3598-0
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2015
    EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 22 Jun 201525 Jun 2015


    ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Interaction Design
    • Unawareness
    • Unremarkable Creativity


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