Yearly archives of “2017

Thinking About Things That Think About How We Think

Thinking About Things That Think About How We Think

We often hear the phrase ‘intelligent environments’ used to describe spaces in which technology is embedded, in the form of sensors, displays, and computational ability. This might be related to Internet of Things, conversational interfaces or emerging forms of artificial intelligence. But what does ‘intelligence’ […]

Exploring Qualitative Displays and Interfaces

Exploring Qualitative Displays and Interfaces

by Dan Lockton, Delanie Ricketts, Shruti Aditya Chowdhury (Imaginaries Lab, Carnegie Mellon School of Design) and Chang Hee Lee (Royal College of Art) Much of how we construct meaning in the real world is qualitative rather than quantitative. We think and act in response to, […]

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CHI 2017

Exploring Qualitative Interfaces at CHI

Our first tentative exploration of qualitative interfaces is being presented as late-breaking work this week at CHI 2017, the ACM conference on human factors in computing systems, in Denver, Colorado. We’ve turned the ‘extended abstract’ into a blog post here. Dan Lockton, Delanie Ricketts, Shruti […]

Project Landscapes

Design Students Explore Landscape Metaphors for Project Modeling

Design Students Explore Landscape Metaphors for Project Modeling Delanie Ricketts and Dan Lockton This article originally appeared on the Carnegie Mellon School of Design website We often use landscapes as metaphors in everyday speech, particularly to talk about complex systems—understanding a complex information system as […]

Environments Studio: Materializing the Invisible

Environments Studio: Materializing the Invisible

In Materializing the Invisible, we considered invisible and intangible phenomena—the systems, constructs, relationships, infrastructures, backends and other entities, physical and conceptual, which comprise or influence much of our experience of, and interaction with, environments both physical and digital. ‘The invisible’ here is potentially everything from […]