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The Resource Designing with the body : somaesthetic interaction design, Kristina Höök

Designing with the body : somaesthetic interaction design, Kristina Höök

Label
Designing with the body : somaesthetic interaction design
Title
Designing with the body
Title remainder
somaesthetic interaction design
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Höök
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Interaction design that entails a qualitative shift from a symbolic, language-oriented stance to an experiential stance that encompasses the entire design and use cycle. With the rise of ubiquitous technology, data-driven design, and the Internet of Things, our interactions and interfaces with technology are about to change dramatically, incorporating such emerging technologies as shape-changing interfaces, wearables, and movement-tracking apps. A successful interactive tool will allow the user to engage in a smooth, embodied, interaction, creating an intimate correspondence between users' actions and system response. And yet, as Kristina Hook points out, current design methods emphasize symbolic, language-oriented, and predominantly visual interactions. In Designing with the Body, Hook proposes a qualitative shift in interaction design to an experiential, felt, aesthetic stance that encompasses the entire design and use cycle. Hook calls this new approach soma design; it is a process that reincorporates body and movement into a design regime that has long privileged language and logic. Soma design offers an alternative to the aggressive, rapid design processes that dominate commercial interaction design; it allows (and requires) a slow, thoughtful process that takes into account fundamental human values. She argues that this new approach will yield better products and create healthier, more sustainable companies. Hook outlines the theory underlying soma design and describes motivations, methods, and tools. She offers examples of soma design "encounters" and an account of her own design process. She concludes with "A Soma Design Manifesto," which challenges interaction designers to "restart" their field--to focus on bodies and perception rather than reasoning and intellect
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Höök, Kristina
Dewey number
005.4/37
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Design thinking, design theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Multimodal user interfaces (Computer systems)
  • Human-machine systems
  • Somesthesia
  • Mind and body
Label
Designing with the body : somaesthetic interaction design, Kristina Höök
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why we need soma design -- Why. Theoretical backdrop : the primacy of movement and somaesthetics -- What. Showing, not telling : six first-person design encounters -- Soma Mat, Breathing Light, and Sarka : an autobiographical design account -- Soma design theory -- How. Training somaesthetic skills -- Soma design methods -- Politics of the body -- A soma design manifesto
Control code
on1060198049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262348324
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 11481
  • 9780262348324
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1060198049
Label
Designing with the body : somaesthetic interaction design, Kristina Höök
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why we need soma design -- Why. Theoretical backdrop : the primacy of movement and somaesthetics -- What. Showing, not telling : six first-person design encounters -- Soma Mat, Breathing Light, and Sarka : an autobiographical design account -- Soma design theory -- How. Training somaesthetic skills -- Soma design methods -- Politics of the body -- A soma design manifesto
Control code
on1060198049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262348324
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 11481
  • 9780262348324
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1060198049

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