Embracing First-Person Perspectives in Soma-Based Design

Hook, K, Caramiaux, B, Erkut, C, et al, and Mueller, F 2018, 'Embracing First-Person Perspectives in Soma-Based Design', Informatics, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-26.


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Title Embracing First-Person Perspectives in Soma-Based Design
Author(s) Hook, K
Caramiaux, B
Erkut, C
et al,
Mueller, F
Year 2018
Journal name Informatics
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 26
Total pages 26
Publisher MDPIAG
Abstract A set of prominent designers embarked on a research journey to explore aesthetics in movement-based design. Here we unpack one of the design sensitivities unique to our practice: a strong first person perspective-where the movements, somatics and aesthetic sensibilities of the designer, design researcher and user are at the forefront. We present an annotated portfolio of design exemplars and a brief introduction to some of the design methods and theory we use, together substantiating and explaining the first-person perspective. At the same time, we show how this felt dimension, despite its subjective nature, is what provides rigor and structure to our design research. Our aim is to assist researchers in soma-based design and designers wanting to consider the multiple facets when designing for the aesthetics of movement. The applications span a large field of designs, including slow introspective, contemplative interactions, arts, dance, health applications, games, work applications and many others.
Subject Computer Gaming and Animation
Computer-Human Interaction
Digital and Interaction Design
Keyword(s) movement-based interaction
somaesthetic design
aesthetics
somatics
first-person perspective
DOI - identifier 10.3390/informatics5010008
Copyright notice © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license
ISSN 2227-9709
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