Diri - the actuated helium balloon: a study of autonomous behaviour in interfaces

Diana Nowacka, Nils Y. Hammerla, Chris Elsden, Thomas Plötz, David Kirk

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Abstract

Research on actuated interfaces has shown that people respond in certain socialized ways to interfaces that exhibit autonomous behaviours. We wished to explore the elements of design that drive people to regard an autonomous, interactive system as a social agent. To explore perceptions of autonomous behaviour in interfaces we created Diri - an autonomous helium balloon, used to document activity in spaces. We implemented two different technological sophistications of Diri, to compare the outcomes of our design decisions. We present our design process, technical details and evaluation workshops, concluding with implications for designing for autonomous behaviour in interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp '15 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherACM
Pages349-360
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3574-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Abbreviated titleUbiComp 2015
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/09/1511/09/15

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