Touching data through personal devices: Engaging somatic practice and haptic design in felt experiences of personal data

Jessica Rajko, Michael Krzyzaniak, Jacqueline Wernimont, Eileen Standley, Stjepan Rajko

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Many of our everyday activities occur in digital spaces. As our personal devices become increasingly smaller, portable, and wearable, our notions of self continue to enfold and entangle not only with these devices, but the personal data they produce. While devices are tangible, the notion of personal data is one that is still highly intangible and ephemeral to the average user. This paper explores methods for making this data palpable through interactive, vibrotactile interfaces. Palpability is a term used by Thecla Shiphorst to "articulate an increasing physical yet invisible embodiment of technologies." [14] To this end, we look to somatic practices and haptic technologies to design felt experiences of personal data. We will share our own explorations into somatic-inspired design practices through a project titled Vibrant Lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Volume05-06-July-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343077
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2016
Event3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2016 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Jul 5 2016Jul 6 2016

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2016
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period7/5/167/6/16

Keywords

  • Data visualization
  • Haptics
  • Somatic practice
  • Vibrotactile interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Rajko, J., Krzyzaniak, M., Wernimont, J., Standley, E., & Rajko, S. (2016). Touching data through personal devices: Engaging somatic practice and haptic design in felt experiences of personal data. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2016 (Vol. 05-06-July-2016). [16] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2948910.2948937