Making Ritual Machines: The Mobile Phone as a Networked Material for Research Products

David Chatting, David Kirk, Abigail Durrant, Chris Elsden, Paulina Yurman, Jo-Anne Bichard

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Viewing the mobile telephone as a networked material, we demonstrate the ways in which we have used it to make Research Products for the ‘Family Rituals 2.0’ inquiry of families separated by work. Drawing from a diversity of sources we survey and deconstruct the phone as a material that can be worked to a vast range of technical effects, extended by hardware and configured by software. We demonstrate the transformations of hacking and prototyping practices necessary to construct complex Research Products through the case study of our machines. We offer the Interaction Design community seven specific and actionable techniques for using mobile telephones in Research Products. Finally, we open up a broader discussion for researchers and practitioners using mobile phones as a design material in their work.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017
EventACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017) - Denver
Duration: 6 May 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017)
Period6/05/17 → …

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Making Ritual Machines: The Mobile Phone as a Networked Material for Research Products'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this