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PhD confirmation talk at RMIT University

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PhD confirmation talk at RMIT University

  1. 1. Understanding Material Representations of Physical Activity Confirmation seminar Rohit ashok khot
  2. 2. Materiality “Homo faber: manufacturer and collector of objects who imbue sentiments in external artifacts.” - Sennett (2008)
  3. 3. 1. Autotopography “External expression of self, through material artifacts” - Gonzalez (1995)
  4. 4. 2. Rewards “Public display of self.” - Goffman (1959)
  5. 5. 3. Reflection and reminiscence “Humility of things” - Miller (2008)
  6. 6. I have a dream. “To discover new ways of creating material artifacts through technology that embody self and past activities.” 1. Autotopography 2. Rewards 3. Reminiscence
  7. 7. Let’s think how. “...material arfifacts that embody ourself... Hmmm...”
  8. 8. 1.Physical activity “Key to maintain and regain personal health” - Weinberg and Gould (2006)
  9. 9. 2.Personal informatics “Self monitoring and reflection” - Li (2010)
  10. 10. 3.Personal Fabrication “Soon the 3D printers will be in everybody’s home.” - Gershenfeld (2012)
  11. 11. New perspective “To discover new ways of creating material artifacts through technology that embody self and past activities.” 1. Physical activity 2. Personal Informatics 3. Personal Fabrication
  12. 12. Show, don’t tell. “Demo time.”
  13. 13. SweatAtoms “3D printing of heartbeats”
  14. 14. How does the design of a material artifact representing one’s exertion, influence one’s relationship with physical activity? Key research question
  15. 15. Design space “Investigate the interrelationship between physical activity and material artifacts. Focal point of this research
  16. 16. The problem of representation “... Physical activity data has no natural counterpart that can be graphically reproduced.” - Vande Moere (2008)
  17. 17. Virtual representation “Awareness, efficiency & performance goals” - Vande Moere (2008)
  18. 18. Material representation “Expression & reflection.” - Vande Moere (2008)
  19. 19. Motivation Energy expenditure Vs. Additive manufacturing. First law of thermodynamics
  20. 20. Physical-Digital-Physical Physical activity Personal Informatics Material artifacts is measured using and represented as
  21. 21. Challenges “to identify best possible strategy to design and present material artifacts to the user” Design challenge Feedback challenge
  22. 22. Exploratory study “Understand the impact of material artifacts on the behavior and experience of everyday physical activity.”
  23. 23. Research Plan Research through design
  24. 24. September 2013 Submit case study 1 to CHI 2014 October 2013 design of case study 2 November 2013 Prototyping of case study 2, write Ethics July 2013 Start case study 1 August 2013 Finish case study 1 and start analysis
  25. 25. April 2014 Submit results to UIST 2013 May 2014 Design case study 3 June – Dec. 2014 Case study 3 as internship abroad January 2014 Finalize study design and submit Ethics application, submit to CHI SRC 2014 February 2014 Start case study 2 March 2014 Finish case study 2 and start analysis
  26. 26. April 2015 Submit results to TOCHI May - June 2015 Finish write-up July-August 2015 Finalize and submit thesis to the panel January 2015 Finish case study 3. submit to CHI SRC, CHI Interactivity 2015 February 2015 Start thesis write-up March 2015 Refinement on writing
  27. 27. Achievements Selected for ACM CHI SRC 2013 and demoed at the CHI Interactivity session to around 500 HCI researchers.
  28. 28. Call for Participation “ I will be really grateful”
  29. 29. Let’s create our world by ourselves. Physical activity Personal Informatics Material artifacts is measured using and represented as

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