Artifacts are increasingly constituted by a material form and an immaterial counterpart of data and connections. We examine how to bridge these two in designs that offer a rich and appropriate material experience.


 

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Giaccardi, E. (2015) Designing the Connected Everyday. Interactions 22(1): 26-31 (cover story).

Giaccardi, E., Ciolfi, L., Hornecker, E., Speed, C., Bardzell, S., Stappers, P. J., Hekkert, P., Rozendaal, M. (2013). Explorations in social interaction design. In CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3259-3262). New York: ACM Press

Giaccardi, E. and Karana, E. (2015) Foundations of Materials Experience: An Approach for HCI. CHI 2015: 2447-2456.

Giaccardi, Elisa; Elvin Karana; Holly Robbins; and Patrizia D’Olivo. “Growing traces on objects of daily use: A product design perspective for HCI.” Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems. ACM, 2014.

Karana, E., Giaccardi, E., Rognoli, V. (2016) Materially Yours, in J. Chapman (ed.) Handbook of Sustainable Product Design, Routledge (forthcoming, available upon request).

Robbins, Holly. “Disrupting the Device Paradigm: Designing for Mutual Praxis in Connected Objects.” In Valkenburg, R. et al. (ed) Reframing Design. Proceedings of the 4th Participatory Innovation Conference 2015 (PIN-C2015), The Hague, The Netherlands: University of Applied Sciences, pp. 478-484.

Robbins, Holly; Elisa Giaccardi; Elvin Karana. (2016). “Traces as an Approach to Design for Focal Things and Practices.” Proceedings of the 2016 conference NordiCHI. October 23 – 27, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden. ACM, 2016. DOI: 10.1145/2971485.2971538

Robbins, Holly; Elisa Giaccardi; and Elvin Karana. “De-Commodifying the Device: A Materialist Design Approach for Communication With and Through Connected Objects.” Workshop: The Future of Making: Where Industrial and Personal Fabrication Meet. Critical Alternatives 2015. Aarhus, Denmark. August 2015.

Robbins, Holly; Elisa Giaccardi; Elvin Karana; and Patrizia D’Olivo. (2015). “Understanding and Designing with (and for) Material Traces.” Studies in Material Thinking 13(01).

Schellekens, K., Day, D., Giaccardi, E., Hung, H., Gedik, E., Quiros, L. C., & Martella, C. (2015) Impact of connected objects on social encounters, in Valkenburg, R. et al. (ed) Reframing Design. Proceedings of the 4th Participatory Innovation Conference 2015 (PIN-C2015), The Hague, The Netherlands: University of Applied Sciences, pp. 416-423.