Undskyldninger for Social Interaktion Gennem Artefakter

Rasmus Helmgaard Madsen, Rasmus Mathias Manniche, Kasper Emil Thorsen, Frederik Ahlberg-Bøghave & Lasse Gjerulff Petersen

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This paper examines the interactions between unfamiliar groups of people, namely pedestrians, in the streets of Copenhagen between 22:00 and 00:00. This was done with the intention of building upon the theory proposed by the interaction designer Mads Høbye, thus improving upon the cumulative body of knowledge in the field of interaction design.
The analysis of the data from the field observations of pedestrians using Grounded Theory, this study found that strangers are required to have a legitimate excuse, to interact.
Several interactive installations were designed, using the design method Research Through Design, in order to determine whether such legitimate excuses can be provided by the interactive installations. The process of designing and testing these artifacts also provided knowledge as to how to design artefacts that invite continual engagement through added complexity, thus providing the opportunity to obtain excuses to interact with strangers.
This paper concludes that interactive installations can provide these excuses, by instigating specific social dynamics, and creating curiosity through complexity.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2016
Antal sider94
VejledereAnne Brus


  • Social interaktion
  • Interaktionsdesign
  • Research Through Design
  • Homo Explorens