Diri - the actuated helium balloon

Nowacka, Diana, Hammerla, Nils Y., Elsden, Chris, Plötz, Thomas and Kirk, David (2015) Diri - the actuated helium balloon. In: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - UbiComp '15. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 349-360. ISBN 978-1-4503-3574-4

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Research on actuated interfaces has shown that people respond in certain socialized ways to interfaces that exhibit autonomous behaviours. We wished to explore the elements of design that drive people to regard an autonomous, interactive system as a social agent. To explore perceptions of autonomous behaviour in interfaces we created Diri - an autonomous helium balloon, used to document activity in spaces. We implemented two different technological sophistications of Diri, to compare the outcomes of our design decisions. We present our design process, technical details and evaluation workshops, concluding with implications for designing for autonomous behaviour in interfaces.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 10:40
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 09:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35281

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