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The User, The Space and Everything Else in Between: Designing Context-Driven Interactive Spaces through Direct-User Inputs

Yeboah, Georgina (2020) The User, The Space and Everything Else in Between: Designing Context-Driven Interactive Spaces through Direct-User Inputs. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Yeboah, Georgina
Abstract:

In this thesis, I present my research project Air + Water. Air + Water is an interactive installation system that detects breath pressure and changes its visualization by detecting the number of users in its space. This project was developed within an exploratory-research design process. It aimed to establish clearer understanding of the user’s input within an interactive installation system through its overall design and visual feedback. The design process used a mixed-method approach, leveraging research through design and user-centered design methodologies along with interaction design methods presented in literature. Building upon related works and existing design frameworks, the idea of a contextualized interactive system came into formation. Through a usability study, Air + Water was evaluated, with and without its context-aware features. This was to see if it was capable of bridging its context-driven design choices to the user’s understanding of the system. The contributions from this research could provide designers in related HCI and interaction design fields to consider these types of design choices when working with direct-user inputs.

Date: 8 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Context, Context-Aware Systems, Direct-User Inputs, Installations, Interaction design, Interactive, Smart-spaces, Visualized Displays.
Divisions: Graduate Studies
Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2020 07:05
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 07:05
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2957

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