ITU

Articulating Soma Experiences using Trajectories

Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  • PAUL TENNENT
  • KRISTINA HÖÖK
  • STEVE BENFORD
  • Vasiliki Tsaknaki
  • ANNA STÅHL
  • CLAUDIA DAUDÉN ROQUET
  • CHARLES WINDLIN
  • PEDRO SANCHES
  • JOSEPH MARSHALL
  • CHRISTINE LI
  • JUAN MARTINEZ AVILA
  • MIQUEL ALFARAS
  • MUHAMMAD UMAIR
  • FENG ZHOU

View graph of relations

In this paper, we reflect on the applicability of the concept of trajectories to soma design. Soma design is a first-person design method which considers users’ subjective somatic or bodily experiences of a design. Due to bodily changes over time, soma experiences are inherently temporal. Current instruments for articulating soma experiences lack the power to express the effects of experiences on the body over time. To address this, we turn to trajectories, a well-known concept in the HCI community, as a way of mapping this aspect of soma experience. By showing trajectories through a range of dimensions, we can articulate individual experiences and differences in those experiences. Through analysis of a set of soma experience designs and a set of temporal dimensions within the experiences, this paper demonstrates how trajectories can provide a practical conceptual framing for articulating the temporal complexity of soma designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2021
Pages1-16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems -
Duration: 8 May 2021 → …

Conference

Conference2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Periode08/05/2021 → …

ID: 85854581