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Movement-based design is reaching critical mass in HCI, and we can start to identify strategies, similarities and differences in how it is approached. Similarities may include, for example, a strong first person perspective on design, emphasising movement, somatics and aesthetic sensibilities of the designer, as well as starting from the premise that our bodily ways of being in the world are shaped by the ecologies of people, cultural practices and the artefacts we create and use. Different classes of systems are starting to emerge, such as spurring somaesthetic appreciation processes using biofeedback loops or carefully nudging us to interact with our own movements; engaging us in affective loops where the technology takes on a stronger agency, attempting to pull participants into particular experiences; extending on our senses and perception -- even creating new senses through technology; social interactions, engaging us to jointly explore movement or touch; even endowing machines with their own "somatics", exploring our relationship to technology; as well as engaging in larger political issues around the body, such as gender perspectives, or challenging the mind-body divide.
Kristina Höök, Martin Jonsson, Anna Ståhl, Jakob Tholander, Toni Robertson, Patrizia Marti, Dag Svanaes, Marianne Graves Petersen, Jodi Forlizzi, Thecla Schiphorst, Katherine Isbister, Caroline Hummels, Sietske Klooster, Lian Loke, George Khut
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Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Pages 3301-3308
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