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Contemplative interaction: alternating between immersion and reflection

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Understanding the relationship between user and artefact in interfaces moving beyond transparency and into experience provision, is becoming an important area within HCI. The user-artefact relationship is central to aesthetics dealing with contemplation, a term describing how the artwork makes the user alternate between reflection and immersion. By analysing two interactive artefacts, an artwork and a design proposal, this paper investigates how contemplation appears in and can be transferred to interactive artefacts aimed at providing seductive, fun and interesting experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th decennial conference on Critical computing: between sense and sensibility
EditorsOlav W. Bertelsen, Niels Oluf Bouvin, Peter Gall Krogh, Morten Kyng
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2005
Pages125-128
ISBN (print)1-59593-203-8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventCritical computing: between sense and sensibility - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17 Dec 2010 → …
Conference number: 4

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ConferenceCritical computing: between sense and sensibility
Nummer4
LandDenmark
ByAarhus
Periode17/12/2010 → …

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