Designing social play through interpersonal touch: An annotated portfolio

Nicolas Padfield, Jonas Löwgren, Mads Hobye

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    We present five design cases as an annotated portfolio, exploring ways to design for intimate, interpersonal touch and social intimacy in interaction design. Five key qualities are elicited from the cases, including novel connotations sparking curiosity; providing an excuse to interact; unfolding internal complexity; social ambiguity; norm-bending intimacy. The work highlights novel interaction design approaches fostering social play, turning participants into performers of their own narratives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNordes 2013: Experiments in design research
    Number of pages4
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    PublisherKunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Forlag
    Publication date2013
    ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7830-316-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventNordes 2013 - Nordic Design Research: Experiments in Design Research: Expressions, Knowledge, Critique - KADK, School of Design og Malmö: STPLN, Copenhagen/Malmö, Denmark
    Duration: 9 Jun 201312 Jun 2013


    ConferenceNordes 2013 - Nordic Design Research
    LocationKADK, School of Design og Malmö: STPLN

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