Spatial Explorations in Interaction Design
Paper in proceedings, 2011
This paper examines spatial explorations in interaction design. Taking its offset in a design research program, SMUI – Spatial Multi-User Interaction, the paper discuss methods and challenges met when working with design explorations guided by the program. The design research program takes a stance in existing resources, investigating how spatial aspects in combination with digital material support simultaneous multi-user interaction in public and semi-public space. The challenges concern involving spatial aspects in the design process and to respect the context of the computational object and the characteristics of the place. The design explorations, methods, model and definitions will be presented and discussed together with why spatial aspects matters in interaction design.