The Body As a Starting Point: Exploring Inside & Around Body Boundaries for Body-Centric Computing Design
Led by: m.c. schraefel University of Southampton, UK; Elise van den Hoven University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Josh Andres IBM Research Australia & Exertion Games Lab RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Are we designing the best tools, from tracking to play, that make it as easy as possible for us to be as resilient and brilliant as possible, for as long as possible? More of us are designing tools for what is becoming known as “body-centric computing” yet few of us in HCI know much about what goes on under our body’s hoods. Knowing more about this wonderfully complex system will enable us to innovate in more powerful and effective ways.
A practical two-day workshop where we will:
• Present knowledge of how we work, from to gut to brain to fat to muscles and hormones and heart to bacteria all actually combine to make better ‘us’s or worse ‘us’s
• Explore and test in multiple design exercises throughout the workshop how this knowledge can be applied in design and research
• Use these insights to refine new research agendas for body-centric computing.
Application deadline: 2 Feb 2018