Diffraction-in-action: Designerly Explorations of Agential Realism Through Lived Data

Pedro Sanches, Noura Howell, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Tom Jenkins, Karey Helms

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Recent design research has shown an interest in diffraction and agential realism, which promise to offer generative alternatives when designing with data that resist treating data as objective or neutral. We explore engaging diffractively with ‘lived data’to surface felt and prospective aspects of data as it is entangled in everyday lives of designers. This paper presents five biodata-based case studies demonstrating how design researchers can create knowledge about human bodies and behaviors via strategies that allow them to engage data diffractively. These studies suggest that designers can find insights for designing with data as it is lived by working with it in a slow, open-ended fashion that leaves room for messiness and time for discovering difference. Finally, we discuss the role of ambiguous, open-ended data interpretations to help surface different meanings and entanglements of data in everyday lives.
TitelProceedings of the 2022 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022)
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato30 apr. 2022
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4503-9157-3
StatusUdgivet - 30 apr. 2022
BegivenhedCHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - New Orleans, USA
Varighed: 30 apr. 20225 maj 2022


KonferenceCHI '22
ByNew Orleans


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