Designing for collections : Building histories, sharing the spectacle

Snow, Stephen, McMahon, Bronte, McKenzie, Sally, Radke, Kenneth, Verlaat, Ivy, & Buys, Laurie (2015) Designing for collections : Building histories, sharing the spectacle. In Carter, M., Gibbs, M.J., Smith, W.B., Vetere, F., & Ploderer, B. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2015), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 299-303.

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The hobby of collecting represents the passionate acquisition and possession of a specific type(s) of object; creating a ‘spectacle’, to be shared with others. The fundamentality of the physical objects in collections against the backdrop of the growing ubiquity of computing provides a unique and compelling avenue for design. Based on interviews with 11 self-identified collectors, this paper discusses the role collectors have in informing HCI design and in turn, the potential HCI has in designing technology to assist collectors in sharing what we term the ‘spectacle’ of collecting. Toward this, we suggest two ideas for future designs, including building personal histories of individual collectable items and developing a simple digital means of connecting proximate collectors with those who stand to benefit from collectors’ unique and item-specific knowledge.

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ID Code: 93106
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Collecting, sharing, tangible, home, object, technology
DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838798
ISBN: 9781450336734
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2015 ACM New York, NY, USA
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 07:17

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