Meeting duet : challenging people into a body language of meeting

K. van Boerdonk, E.J.L. Deckers, Hugo Nagtzaam, J.M.P. Schwachöfer, R. Tieben, S. Klooster

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With the introduction and incorporation of novel interactive technology in product design, products are increasingly designed as facilitators or mediators of interaction. This Perspective opens the way to a specification of this focus, namely designing products as a motor of socio-cultural activities and events. Here the product’s form and behavior should, more than ever, be designed with the intention to engage people in a form of contact with each other. In this paper we present an educational project that aims at designing a meeting event on the festival ‘a camping flight to Lowlands paradise’. The project is based on the Design Movement approach, where products are designed for, and as part of, a Choreography of Interaction; in this case as part of a meeting event at Lowlands. In this paper we show how a product design originates from the creation of a social cultural event. Moreover, we show the effect of designing products from a choreographic perspective and with focus on people’s body language and dynamic interplay.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd European workshop on Design and Semantics of Form and Interactions
EditorsL. Feijs, S. Kyffin, B. Young
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd European Workshop on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM 2006) - Evoluon, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 26 Oct 200627 Oct 2006


Workshop2nd European Workshop on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM 2006)
Abbreviated titleDeSForM 2006
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