The Mobile Life? An enjoyment society

Speaker:  Kristina Höök – Stockholm, Sweden
Topic(s):  Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics

Abstract

The Mobile Life Centre, started in 2007, has grown to be about 45 researchers, exploring experiential, leisure and playful mobile and ubiquitous interactions. We do serious research on what we might normally portray as “unserious” activities. We get inspired by doing studies on people's mundane leisure and creative activities such as horseback riding, hunting, parkour, dancing or live-action role-playing. We use those insights to spur innovative design processes, resulting in mobile applications, sensor-based applications, pervasive games, new mobile media, technical platforms and materials to support amateurs' creativity. In this talk, I will give an overview of some of the research done, focusing in particular on how we see Internet of Things as a design material, ways of exploring aesthetics, the role of the materials in our design processes and how to articulate design knowledge. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  45
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English, Swedish
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