The magic machine workshops: making personal design knowledge

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New technologies emerge into an increasingly complex everyday life. How can we engage users further into material practices that explore ideas and notions of these new things? This paper proposes a set of qualities for short, intense, workshop-like experiences, created to generate strong individual commitments, and expose underlying personal desires as drivers for ideas. By making use of open-ended making to engage participants in the imagination of new things, we aim to allow a broad range of knowledge to materialise, focused on the making of work that is about technology, rather than of technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
Event37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) - Glasgow, UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 37


Conference37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019)
Abbreviated titleCHI2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Design research
  • Magic
  • Making
  • Material practise

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