Electronic Kintsugi: An investigation of everyday crafted objects in tangible interaction design

Vanessa Julia Carpenter, Amanda Willis, Nikolaj Møbius, Dan Overholt

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Abstract

In the development of enhanced and smart technology, we explore the concept of meaningfulness, tangible design and interaction with everyday objects through Kintsugi, the Japanese craft of repairing broken ceramics with gold. Through two workshops, this emergent design research develops an iterative prototype: Electronic Kintsugi, which explores how we can facilitate more human-to-human or human-to-self connection through a hybrid crafted everyday object. We identify three themes: (1) enhancing human connection through embedded or “magic” technology; (2) using everyday objects to prompt personal reflection and development; and (3) exploring transferable design principles of smart products with a device of undefined purpose, and this converges traditional craft and technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2018
EditorsKohei Arai, Rahul Bhatia, Supriya Kapoor
Place of Publicationcham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2019
Pages104-121
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-02685-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-02686-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventFuture Technologies Conference - Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 13 Nov 201814 Nov 2018
https://saiconference.com/Conferences/FTC2018

Conference

ConferenceFuture Technologies Conference
LocationMarriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Vancouver
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period13/11/201814/11/2018
Internet address
SeriesAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume880
ISSN2194-5357

Keywords

  • craft
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Tangible interactione
  • Everyday objects

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