Engaging bodily with video in design

Donovan, Jared & Brereton, Margot (2011) Engaging bodily with video in design. In Loke, Lian & Robertson, Toni (Eds.) OzChi 2011 Workshop Proceedings The Body in Design, University of Technology, Sydney, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, pp. 5-8.

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Video is commonly used as a method for recording embodied interaction for purposes of analysis and design and has been proposed as a useful ‘material’ for interaction designers to engage with. But video is not a straight forward reproduction of embodied activity – in themselves video recordings ‘flatten’ the space of embodied interaction, they impose a perspective on unfolding action, and remove the embodied spatial and social context within which embodied interaction unfolds. This does not mean that video is not a useful medium with which to engage as part of a process of investigating and designing for embodied interaction – but crucially, it requires that as people attempting to engage with video, designers own bodies and bodily understandings must be engaged with and brought into play. This paper describes and reflects upon our experiences of engaging with video in two different activities as part of a larger research project investigating the design of gestural interfaces for a dental surgery context.

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ID Code: 48912
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Video, Design, Gesture
ISBN: 9780975794852
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 29 Feb 2012 23:31
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 18:53

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