The living experience

  • ABSTRACT

    There is a growing interest to consider a sensual perspective in embodied experiences in unused urban areas, contributing to connect specific spaces with citizens. How people can feel more at ease in urban environments and how to find a balance between notions of modern comfort and the urgent need for social responsibility in design practice. This paper examines an approach to a sensual experience through an explorative prototype as a way of study the embodiment between citizens and target users in a specific area in Malmö city. The study project is a result of the “Embodied interaction” module exploring the public space in Rosengård, in Malmö. The intention of the concept is to provide users a place to be in as well as to feel the place is alive with their presence. Processing and Microsoft Kinect were used to explore embodied interaction with users. Aesthetics and interaction will be approached as a relevant role to this public area, creating an engaging experience, affecting users as well as citizens to visit, interact with and be in the place.

    Keywords
    Interaction, participatory design, embodiment, emotions, playfulness, aesthetics.

 

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