A Practice-Based Approach to Post-Human Computer Interaction: Design Notes from Nature Scenes

Brown, Dean, Ovalle Piedra, Liliana and Matsuda, Naho (2022) A Practice-Based Approach to Post-Human Computer Interaction: Design Notes from Nature Scenes. In: TEI '23: Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction. ACM, New York, US. (In Press)

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Abstract

This pictorial explores the processes and methods of designing for non-human animal users and human visitors through the example of Nature Scenes. Nature Scenes are a set of urban outdoor interspecies shelters and feeding stations designed by us, the Interaction Research Studio, commissioned by Jane Withers Studio for Brompton Design District 2019, as part of London Design Festival (LDF). In this pictorial we document the various steps of designing, prototyping and deploying the ‘scenes’, and examine the animal-human relationship in context of product and interaction design with the intention to advance the current discourse on interspecies and post-human practice-based design research. We unpick the complexities and contradictions that come with designing for animals as well as for humans, and introduce suggestions of how Post-Human Computer Interaction (PHCI) can be approached going forward.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Funding information: This research was supported by award EP/P006256/1 from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.; The 17th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI '23; Warsaw, Poland, 26 Feb - 01 Mar 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design process, practice-based research, interspecies design, post-human, HCI, PHCI
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 15:46
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023 14:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/51105

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