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The aesthetics of heat: Guiding Awareness with Thermal Stimuli
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS, Computer Systems Laboratory.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6203-0780
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we discuss the design process and results from a design exploration on the use of thermal stimuli in body awareness exercises. A user-study was performed on an interactive prototype in the form of an interactive heat mat. The paper brings forth an alternative understanding of heat as a design material that extends the common understanding of thermal stimuli in HCI as a communication modality to instead bring the aesthetic and experiential properties to the fore. Findings account for felt body experiences of thermal stimuli and a number of design qualities related to heat as a design material are formulated, pointing to experiential qualities concerning the felt body, subjectivity and subtleness as well as material qualities concerning materiality, inertia and heat transfer

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2016, 10.
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-24555OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-24555DiVA: diva2:1043640
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Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI'16), Eindhoven, the Netherlands
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Somaesthetics
Available from: 2016-10-31 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2017-04-10Bibliographically approved

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