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Drifting Down the Technologization of Life: Could Choreography-Based Interaction Design Support us in Engaging with the World and our Embodied Living?

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School of Social Sciences & Humanities, University of Tampere, FI-33014, Finland
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Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, FI-40014, Finland
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Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, University of Jyväskylä, FI-40014, Finland
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Challenges 2013, 4(1), 103-115; https://doi.org/10.3390/challe4010103
Received: 8 March 2013 / Revised: 17 April 2013 / Accepted: 6 May 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges of Interface and Interaction Design)
The development of interactive technology is often based on the assumption of need to reduce the physical action and cognitive load of the user. However, recent conceptualizations, supported by research in various fields of science, emphasize human physical action in cognitive processes and knowledge formation. In fact, physical and closely related imaginary movement can be seen as the quintessence of humanity. Acknowledging this should imply a new approach to the design of interactive technology. In the current study, we propose a choreographic approach for shifting the focal point of interaction design to the aspects of human activity and movement within a technologized context. Hence, the proposed approach does not isolate use-related actions, which traditionally have been emphasized in interaction design, from the other activities of a person. The application of the methodological approach is divided into micro, local and macro levels, thus covering actions from minimal muscular activity of an individual to global movement-relevant issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: human-technology choreography; interaction design; embodiment; technologization human-technology choreography; interaction design; embodiment; technologization
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Parviainen, J.; Tuuri, K.; Pirhonen, A. Drifting Down the Technologization of Life: Could Choreography-Based Interaction Design Support us in Engaging with the World and our Embodied Living? Challenges 2013, 4, 103-115.

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