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  1. 1. PhysiNav Healthy Computing “ Mens sana in corpore sano“ Juvenal Proposal (… in a healthy body there lives a healthy mind)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why: ”Are you felling it?” in most cases if the user of a computer is not feeling the effects of RSI they will soon and then there is no turning back change needs to happen now. </li></ul><ul><li>What: Physical health? </li></ul><ul><li>When: while working at the computer </li></ul><ul><li>How: Through new forms of input </li></ul>WWWH
  3. 3. Concept <ul><li>Finding the ideal solution for computer interaction is the premise of this project. </li></ul><ul><li>“ No one posture, no matter how ergonomically good for you, should be held for a long period of time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Dowell, a research director at Hermen Miller. </li></ul><ul><li>Constraint 1: Movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling energized, positive, intrigued, captivated </li></ul><ul><li>Constraint 2: Enjoyment. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus; controlling the interruptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Constraint 3: Play space. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research <ul><li>The aim of this project is to provide possible solutions to the question: </li></ul><ul><li>“ How can today’s computer interaction, mainly in the office, be modified to prevent current computer injuries from developing and sustain, even improve physical health?” </li></ul><ul><li>Readings: The red rubber ball series - Kevin Carroll </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut </li></ul><ul><li>Furniture that requires effort - Jenny Keate IDDN412 </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals: Emergent Interaction-Creating Spaces for Play </li></ul><ul><li>Design for Strategic Thinking-Health of the system </li></ul><ul><li>face-to-face interaction in offices. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research <ul><li>Video references: / Te Papa (Ourspace - The Wall). </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic Guns Germs And Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Idiocracy </li></ul><ul><li>Officespace </li></ul><ul><li>Research findings </li></ul>
  6. 6. Survey <ul><li>1. I would love to be able to do computer work while lying down or standing - displays in eye glasses, or more portable displays could be a step towards this </li></ul><ul><li>2. I would be grateful for an interface that relieves the stress on my fingers and wrists. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Something more active based. Possibly standing up with things in your hands.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want a chair that can be moved anyway I want and is super comfy that is all” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I would want is something I can mold and reshape to suit how much support less support I need each day” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Experiments Use of Metaphor gym associates with movement Use of Counter waits to strengthen body Impracticality to invoke debate in the viewer and here by bring about constructive feedback in finding a satisfactory solution.
  8. 8. Precedent <ul><li>“ Work to play” Make the work play </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Kelly General Manager, IDEO </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Carroll </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Keate </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut </li></ul><ul><li>Te Papa (Ourspace - The Wall). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Timeline <ul><li>Gantt chart </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Where to from here </li></ul><ul><li>More research targeting the technological aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Experiments with different forms of input </li></ul><ul><li>More surveys to the general public on the concept/ what improvements are needed </li></ul><ul><li>User testing </li></ul><ul><li>Research into bringing the two fields closer together </li></ul><ul><li>Research on active furniture </li></ul>Next Step