"Give me five minutes!" Feeling Time Slip By

Harrison, Daniel and Cecchinato, Marta (2015) "Give me five minutes!" Feeling Time Slip By. In: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - UbiComp '15. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 45-48. ISBN 978-1-4503-3575-1

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2800858


Time perception is the result of the physical progression of events and the way we experience them. For centuries the way we experience time has heavily relied on visual and auditory senses; little has been done with the experience of time and haptics. As technology is increasingly embedded in our everyday life, and wearables are becoming increasingly popular, we explore the concept of 'feeling' time. In this paper we present initial work into users' interactions with, and appropriation of, a simple wearable device that vibrates every five minutes. We discuss how lightweight interactions with such a device can increase our awareness of time in a peripheral way through the sense of touch, by presenting initial findings from two in-the-wild autoethnographies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Time; temporality; routine; temporal experience; haptics; physical prototype; wearable
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 14:29
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 21:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33649

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