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      Bodily Awareness: An Exploration in Critical Design

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      People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction (HCI)

      Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

      1 - 5 September 2008

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            There exists a routine in most people’s lives wherein they wake, work, and sleep with few activities in between those main moments. During this routine, typical behaviors occur wherein the participants are completely numb to the activities that they are completing each day, they are so used to doing them that they no longer are aware of their movements. Work and everyday life is so typical that people feel the need to exercise to offset their lack of movement, their typical actions. Assuming this situation, we seek to explore how everyday bodily attention and movement can be challenged, and made aware. If there is a possibility that we can make people aware of their full body movements, we can therefore create the tendency for people to become more explorative in their daily lives. We explore concepts of the body-mind disconnect, introduce elements of curiosity and examine unawareness of body. We developed a process of research wherein we conducted initial research observations, a series of low, mid and high fi prototypes, body movement workshops, and cultural probes to examine how people experience bodily awareness.

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            Conference
            September 2008
            September 2008
            : 119-122
            Affiliations
            [0001]Masters, Interaction Design

            Malmo Hogskola, K3
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2008.47
            6f4346c8-18ca-4dd8-bac5-90a225c29e32
            © Daniel Brynolf et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
            HCI
            22
            Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
            1 - 5 September 2008
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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