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
Pages193-200
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventConference: Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces 2013 - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Aug 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceConference: Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle
Period3/08/13 → …

Keywords

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

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