Spatial Sharing: Designing Computational Artifacts as Architecture

Maiken Hillerup Fogtmann, Peter Krogh, Thomas Markussen

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The paper presents an architectural approach to designing computational artifacts and interfaces. It does so by identifying overlapping ideals and characteristics in the interaction design concepts of Collective Interaction and Kinesthetic Empathy Interaction with schools of thought in architecture. The implications and qualities of the approach are elaborated upon through concrete examples of design following the lines of the approach. On the basis of this the overlooked potential of designing computational artifacts as architecture is described. The approach both serves as a generative approach to designing spatial interfaces and forms the ground for articulating a critique of spatial interfaces in general as it is the claim of the paper that spatiality as understood in architecture not has been served and taken advantage of in its totality by spatial interaction design so far.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DPPI 11, Politecnico di Milano
Number of pages9
Publication dateJun 2011
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventDppi11 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 22. Jun 201125. Jun 2011



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