Enhancing Multisensory Environments with Design Artifacts for Tangible Interaction

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Abstract

Even though multisensory environments (MSE) incorporate artifacts and technology to provide sensory stimuli, most of these artifacts are non-interactive. Twenty-four children with profound developmental disabilities from three MSE institutions have been involved in a research study. A handful of interactive design artifacts, which have been developed as a tool for ideation and to enhance the use of MSE by promoting children’s engagement are presented. With these artifacts the children have shown us a vast topology of interaction and bodily engagement, showing a potential for haptic and audio interactive design fields to contribute to a more participatory MSE practice.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Human Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Tangible interaction, disability, children, MSE, artifacts, interfaces, physical computing, arduino, capsense, Kinect
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Pages45-47
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventThe Seventh International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2012 Aug 23 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe Seventh International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period2012/08/23 → …