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Cyranic contraptions

Mitchell, Robb and Gillespie, Alex and O'Neill, Brian (2011) Cyranic contraptions. In: Creativity and Innovation in Design, October 19-21, 2011, Eindhoven, the Netherlands..

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Abstract

Understanding contexts is an important challenge that is made harder for designers by the increasing speed at which contexts change. To assist designers, three types of contextual dynamism are distinguished: physical, ontological and social. To inform understanding ontological dynamism and social dynamism, "social contraptions" - a form of socially interactive design experimentation is proposed. This paper focuses on cryanic social contraptions in which unseen users interact through a human surrogate that they guide via radio transmissions. Observations from initial trials are reported along with a discussion of themes arising for design and an appraisal of this approach's potential as a design tool

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://desireconference.wordpress.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 ACM.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 15:54
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 14:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/41992

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