AscoltaMe: Retracing the Computational Expressivity of a Tactful Object for Sensitive Settings

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Abstract

This pictorial describes the process and rationale behind the design features of AscoltaMe (in Italian, "listen to me"). This is a computational object imbued with the intent to help families overcome the emotional barriers they may experience during a disruptive life event, as they attempt to maintain healthy communication. With a focus on the object's material qualities and temporal form, the pictorial introduces and visually outlines tactfulness as the fundamental characteristic that enables objects designed for sensitive settings to be intentful in ways that are appropriate and sensitive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS'17
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
EditorsO. Mival
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages943-955
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4922-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventDIS'17 The 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceDIS'17 The 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period10/06/1714/06/17

Keywords

  • Objects with Intent
  • tactfulness
  • computational expressivity
  • material qualities
  • temporal form
  • sensitive settings
  • families
  • communication
  • disruptive life events

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