RTD2015 25 Beyond conversation: Palpating the hybrid materials

2019-04-11T08:00:15Z (GMT) by RTD Conference Jonas Löwgren

Based on an episode from a design case, it is argued that explorative interaction design with hybrid materials combining physical and digital properties is better conceptualized as palpating the hybrid materials, rather than having a conversation with them. This leads to a proposed design strategy for designers working with hybrid materials: to build prototypes and do material experiments in a way that foregrounds immediate sensate feedback and externalizes responses that are normally not perceivable.