In this paper we investigate the use of human movement qualities and the design of intelligent products. Our future products and systems are envisioned to become context-aware and adaptive. The design of these adaptive products brings new opportunities to the design of interactive products. Self-adaptivity of products depends on their ability to learn through interaction with the user. We explored a research-through-design process that revolves around a product which is able to interpret human movement qualities. In our approach we integrated three fields: Laban Movement Analysis, neural learning and interactive product design. In this paper, we explain our approach to design adaptive interactive products, and describe the resulting walk-in closet research platform. We present the choices and findings, show results of initial user-testing of the prototype, discuss the open questions that this innovative design approach raised, and further research possibilities.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM) 2009|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publisher||Koninklijke Philips Design|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||5th International Workshop on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM 2009), October 26-27, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei, Taiwan|
Duration: 26 Oct 2009 → 27 Oct 2009
|Workshop||5th International Workshop on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM 2009), October 26-27, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Abbreviated title||DeSForM 2009|
|Period||26/10/09 → 27/10/09|
|Other||Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM) 2009|
Bhömer, ten, M., van der Aalst, K., Barakova, E. I., & Ross, P. R. (2009). Product adaptivity through movement analysis : the case of the intelligent walk-in closet. In Proceedings of Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM) 2009 (pp. 114-121). Koninklijke Philips Design.