Digitally complemented zoomorphism : a theoretical foundation for human-animal interaction design

M. Westerlaken, S Gualeni

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Abstract

From an interspecies perspective, we advocate for a theoretical foundation aimed at facilitating further research towards digitally mediated human-animal interaction. The proposed framework follows an approach we call 'digitally complemented zoomorphism' and recognizes 'play' as a free and voluntary activity that is shared by both animals and humans. As a result, three initial design guidelines will emerge. Our work is pursued in order to provide animals with stimulations which stem from a closer understanding of their perceptions and are not solely designed around human subjectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI 2013
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages193-200
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450321921
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventDPPI'13 Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces 2013 - New York, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 2013 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI 2013

Conference

ConferenceDPPI'13 Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Period3/08/13 → …

Keywords

  • design
  • human-animal interaction
  • play
  • technology
  • user experience

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