We describe the design of SelfReflector an internet-connected mirror that uses online facial recognition to estimate your age and play music from when it thinks you were 14 years old. The mirror was created for a specific shop (SPeX PisTOls optical boutique), within a research through design project centered on the high street as a space of vital social, economic and environmental exchange that offers a myriad of psychosocial support for people beyond a place to purchase goods. We present in detail how the design emerged as our research interests developed related to IoT and how people use the high street to experiment with, and support sense of self. We discuss SelfReflector in relation to challenges for IoT, facial recognition and surveillance technologies, mirrorness and the values of a craft approach to designing technology centering on the nature of the bespoke and ‘one-off’.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2018|
|Event||2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada|
Duration: 21 Apr 2018 → 26 Apr 2018
|Conference||2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2018|
|Period||21/04/18 → 26/04/18|