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"Helgason, Ingi" <[log in to unmask]>
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Helgason, Ingi
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:42:03 +0100
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A few places are available at the following workshop at NordiCHI 2012

Future Interactions:
Using Critical Design Approaches to Explore Urban Data Transactions

!!!  NordiCHI 2012 early registration deadline on Sept 15th  !!!     (workshop only registration is available)


Workshop Website:

This interaction design workshop, at NordiCHI 2012 in Copenhagen, will address the question of how we, as individuals, might gain value from the exchange of data on a near-future urban setting. Together with a rapid ethnographic study of data exchange, the workshop will adopt a critical design approach as a means to reveal and examine potential issues around the design for this new landscape. Critical design [1] presents design as a catalyst or provocation for thought. It is a strategy for exploring the space that lies tantalizingly beyond the current and the now through the creation of “design fictions” [2]. At the core of critical design is the attempt to challenge our assumptions and preconceptions about the role that products and services play in everyday life.


This is an active, interdisciplinary workshop encouraging dialogue between researchers, technologists and design practitioners who are interested in forming collaborative links. Through the generation of design scenarios, participants will focus on the possible human-level interactions that will occur during these activities. These interactions will be explored through the creation of lo-fi prototypes. Participants will consider and discuss the merits and potential uses of this kind of approach.  It is hoped that new partnerships will be formed with the aim of producing tangible “speculative” or “critical” design outputs as means of exploring future-orientated interaction design scenarios.


Workshop Organisers

Michael Smyth<>
Ingi Helgason<>
Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh, UK

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Workshop Website:

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