Intimate Design: Designing Intimacy As a Critical-Feminist Practice

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard

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Intimate aspects of everyday life are increasingly being connected to and interacted with through digital technologies; this impacts the ways of being in the world and how bodies come to matter. From an interdisciplinary perspective at the intersections of feminist HCI, art, and interaction design I examine how design can reflect on and critically discuss political and cultural issues of intimate technologies, such as gender and identity, embodied experiences, privacy, intimate data and sharing. In presenting my PhD project's background, research objectives, hypothesis and methodological approach, as well as its current and future state and research contributions, I discuss how it is possible to research design of intimate technologies from a critical-feminist perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : Explore, Innovate, Inspire
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateMay 2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4656-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
EventCHI 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201712 May 2017


ConferenceCHI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • Critical design
  • Design fiction
  • Feminist HCI
  • Intimacy
  • IoT
  • Researchthrough-design
  • Self-tracking
  • Speculative design
  • Wearables

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