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prototype exploring the interaction aesthetic of contextual integration

John ZimmermanAmy K. Hurst

pp. 51-57


Traditionally, designers have explored the aesthetics of interaction through the relationship between the product form and the activity people use it for. However, in the increasing complexity of interconnected and multi-activity devices in the home, aesthetics have been sacrificed in a move to increase usability. In this paper, we present an emerging theory that interaction designs that take a contextual integration approach can draw interaction aesthetics from the context instead of the activity to address the increased complexity. In addition, we present a conceptual interaction widget called the fabric-circle-slider that draws its interaction aesthetic from a lounge chair – the context of use – and supports interaction with many devices.

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(2007) Knowledge, Technology & Policy 20 (1).

Seiten: 51-57

DOI: 10.1007/s12130-007-9000-1


Zimmerman John, Hurst Amy K. (2007) „Fabric-circle-slider: prototype exploring the interaction aesthetic of contextual integration“. Knowledge, Technology & Policy 20 (1), 51–57.