The SelfReflector: Design, IoT and the High Street

Wallace, Jayne, Rogers, Jon, Shorter, Michael, Thomas, Pete, Skelly, Martin and Cook, Richard (2018) The SelfReflector: Design, IoT and the High Street. In: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), 21st - 24th April 2018, Montréal.

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Abstract

We describe the design of SelfReflector an internet-connected mirror that uses online facial recognition to estimate your age and play music from when it thinks you were 14 years old. The mirror was created for a specific shop (SPeX PisTOls optical boutique), within a research through design project centered on the high street as a space of vital social, economic and environmental exchange that offers a myriad of psychosocial support for people beyond a place to purchase goods. We present in detail how the design emerged as our research interests developed related to IoT and how people use the high street to experiment with, and support sense of self. We discuss SelfReflector in relation to challenges for IoT, facial recognition and surveillance technologies, mirrorness and the values of ab craft approach to designing technology centering on the nature of the bespoke and ‘one-off’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: design, craft, research through design, facial recognition, shopping, sense of self, connected mirror, internet of things
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 12:19
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 12:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33161

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