The body as starting point: Exploring inside and around body boundaries for body-centric computing design

M. C. Schraefel, Josh Andres, Elise Van Den Hoven

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    Abstract

    More HCI designs and devices are embracing what is being dubbed “body centric computing,” where designs both deliberately engage the body as the locus of interest, whether to move the body into play or relaxation, or to track and monitor its performance, or to use it as a surface for interaction. Most HCI researchers are engaging in these designs, however, with little direct knowledge of how the body itself works either as a set of complex internal systems or as sets of internal and external systems that interact dynamically. The science of how our body interacts with the microbiome around us also increasingly demonstrates that our presumed boundaries between what is inside and outside us may be misleading if not considered harmful. Developing both (1) introductory knowledge and (2) design practice of how these in-bodied and circum-bodied systems work with our understanding of the em-bodied self, and how this gnosis/praxis may lead to innovative new body-centric computing designs is the topic of this workshop.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationEngage with CHI
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages7
    Volume2018-April
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450356213
    ISBN (Print)9781450356206
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
    Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

    Conference

    Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal
    Period21/04/1826/04/18

    Keywords

    • Body boundaries
    • Body centric
    • Circumbodied
    • Inbodied

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    Schraefel, M. C., Andres, J., & Van Den Hoven, E. (2018). The body as starting point: Exploring inside and around body boundaries for body-centric computing design. In CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI (Vol. 2018-April). [W02] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170638