Levelling, Nudging, and Easing: Inspirational Design Patterns For Supporting New Encounters

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Social and collaborative benefits are a major motivator for developing tangible and embodied interaction, but if, how, and why such approaches may successfully facilitate collocated encounters between strangers is not well established. We have been conducting an iterative, and participatory design space review of diverse design examples that may help foster social icebreaking in urban settings. Qualitative data was collected through workshops and group sessions, analysed thematically and compared against insights from social science literature. As a result, clusters of diverse design examples were connected with explanations of specific difficulties with initiating new encounters that they might support. In this paper, we focus on how different aspects of the distances between people may impede new encounters. We contribute three inspirational design patterns that offer strategies to make social interaction more likely through enabling, encouraging or excusing people to move closer together. These articulations of possible approaches for increasing conviviality may broaden the repertoire of developers concerned with social settings and collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHIuXiD 2019 : Proceedings of the 5th International ACM In-Cooperation HCI and UX Conference
EditorsYohannes Kurniawan, Eunice Sari, Adi Tedjasaputra, Adi Tedjasaputra
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date1. Apr 2019
Pages116-127
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6187-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Apr 2019
Event5th International ACM In-Cooperation HCI and UX Conference - Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 1. Apr 20199. Apr 2019

Conference

Conference5th International ACM In-Cooperation HCI and UX Conference
CountryIndonesia
CityJakarta, Surabaya, Bali
Period01/04/201909/04/2019

Keywords

  • Collocated interaction
  • Inspirational design patterns
  • Social catalysts
  • Social icebreakers
  • Social interaction

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Levelling, Nudging, and Easing: Inspirational Design Patterns For Supporting New Encounters'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this