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The aesthetics of heat: Guiding Awareness with Thermal Stimuli
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology. Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1644-1778
SICS Swedish ICT.
SICS Swedish ICT.
BORIS Design, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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2016 (English)In: TEI '16 Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, New York: ACM Press, 2016, 109-117 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we discuss the design process and results from a design exploration on the use of thermal stimuli in body awareness exercises. A user-study was performed on an interactive prototype in the form of an interactive heat mat. The paper brings forth an alternative understanding of heat as a design material that extends the common understanding of thermal stimuli in HCI as a communication modality to instead bring the aesthetic and experiential properties to the fore. Findings account for felt body experiences of thermal stimuli and a number of design qualities related to heat as a design material are formulated, pointing to experiential qualities concerning the felt body, subjectivity and subtleness as well as material qualities concerning materiality, inertia and heat transfer.

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New York: ACM Press, 2016. 109-117 p.
Keyword [en]
thermal stimuli; heat; somaesthetics; body awareness
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28891DOI: 10.1145/2839462.2839487ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84964815292ISBN: 978-1-4503-3582-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-28891DiVA: diva2:882430
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The ACM International conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Eindhoven, February 14-17, 2016
Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-14 Last updated: 2016-07-18Bibliographically approved

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