Reconfiguring the Smartphone to Support Intentional Use

Mila Stepanovic, Laurens Boer, Tom Jenkins

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This paper explores how the smartphone's form could be designed to help users establish more intentional usage patterns. A research through design approach that was based in design fiction principles resulted in three design proposals and scenarios, the Planning Phone, the Parasite Phone, and the Placeful Phone. These were evaluated in a focus group and analysed to develop a deeper understanding of how design researchers and developers can use ideas of authorship, barriers and norms to support intentional smartphone use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI '22: Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationAarhus, Denmark
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date1 Oct 2022
Article number6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-9699-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


  • Smartphone, Intentional use, Design Research, Interaction Design


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