Designing and making the datacatchers: Batch producing location-Aware mobile devices

Andy Boucher, William Gaver

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the Datacatcher, a location-Aware, tangible and embodied mobile device that displays a continuous stream of statements about its location that are drawn from a large number of data sources and which speak to sociopolitical issues. We describe how the design and our underlying research interests emerged and changed over the course of three distinct phases of development: The device's conceptual design, its refinement to a final design, and the final detailing leading to batch production of 130 of the devices. We discuss the Datacatcher as resonant with many current issues in HCI, including augmented reality, environmental issues, political systems and using data as a design material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages243-251
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 20 Mar 201723 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameTEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Conference

Conference11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period20/03/1723/03/17

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