Welcome to a K3 seminar with Marika Hedemyr, PhD student in Interaction Design, K3. The title of the talk is:
The Performative Space of a Smartphone – Interaction design and choreographic composition in mixed reality experiences
This is Marika’s 30 percent PhD seminar, and it will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at 10.15-12.00 in The K3 Open Studio, NIC 0541, Niagara. Per Linde, senior lecturer in Interaction Design, will function as discussant.
Below you will find an abstract for the talk. If you would like to read Marika’s text before the seminar, please mail her: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hedemyr’s PhD in Interaction Design (ID) offers a tight dialogue between ID and choreography, expanding the domain of embodied interaction. The research seeks to unfold the potential of the intimate space of the smartphone with specificity to users in a public space.
This space is seen as a physical, mental, social and mediated space: a hybrid space. It will be explored how augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and location-aware applications in a smartphone create this hybrid space, and how it can be designed for new forms of critical cultural interaction and aesthetic expressions. With relevance to interaction design, this research will explore how devices shape people, and how people shape devices.
The method of a site-specific choreographic practice is applied, which offers an interdisciplinary approach and methods for analysis, creation, composition and design, placing the body/user at the centre. Hedemyr’s area of specialism is the convergence between choreography and interaction design, with relevance to embodied interaction, and public spaces.
At the current date, November 2018 the first three case studies, Mixed Reality Walks, have been realized, premiered and are available to the audience as part of a museum or art exhibition. In the seminar they will be presented as an installation where parts of the walks can be tried out.