To contextualize our studyI will first introduce the background each of us
Motivation:Increasing design potentials of new material and interface technologyTransforming computers into everyday objectives affective qualities beyond efficiency or ease of usehow they could change the forms of digital devices?
Particularly interested in surfaces with focus on aesthetic qualities of interactionSurface is a critical part of product design-first impression, visual and tactile qualities, interfaceExplore dynamic forms that provide visual and tactile qualities in terms of aesthetic interaction
Aesthetics—particularly in terms of subtle details of form—have been rarely considered.
communication with users vs.creating/crafting artifactsHow designers/artists work -> inspired by materials
Preliminary user conversationEvaluation -> critique
The goal of the designs are not exactly to make users understood designers’ intention.
Questioning on form, function, interaction aestheticsThrough artistic/design approachPrototyping, Evaluation vs. critique
SKIN_Presentation at TEI
SKIN: Designing Aesthetic Interactive Surface<br />Heekyoung Jung<br />Youngsuk L. Altieri<br />Jeffrey Bardzell<br />School of Informatics (HCI Design)<br />School of Fine Arts (Digital Art)<br />Indiana University Bloomington<br />
Motivation:<br />increasing design potentials of new material and interface technology<br />
Surface in Design:<br />“far from seeing surfaces as superficial, designers engage in them intellectually and materially.” by Lupton (SKIN)<br />
Objective:<br />how to explore forms of computational objects?<br />
SKIN: <br />Surface Kinetics INterface<br /><ul><li> organic forms from nature
Soft-Spiky Mouse<br />pumping heart, alien, squirrel; makes me click more; <br />“it’s okay to press soft.”; <br />also for my keyboard, chair;<br />“I like this soft feeling, but not the sticky one.”; and more<br />
Reflection:<br /><ul><li> design narrative</li></ul> (vs. biomimicry)<br /><ul><li> abstraction of forms</li></ul> (vs. general form language)<br /><ul><li> design exploration</li></ul> (vs. commercial product)<br />
“The surface is NOT the surface.”<br />Discussion:<br />research through design of aesthetic forms<br />interaction<br />function<br />form<br />