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  • “Proof in the Pudding”: Designing IoT Plants for Wellbeing

Martindale, Sarah, Ben, Bedwell, Phillips, Robert and Pedros, Micaella, 2017, Conference or Workshop, “Proof in the Pudding”: Designing IoT Plants for Wellbeing at DIS 2017, Edinburgh, 10th - 14th June.

Abstract or Description:

This paper contributes a participatory design case study that used workshops and ideation frameworks to scaffold a conceptualisation of ‘user data-actuated’ plants. The framework combines ideation cards, worksheets and facilitated co-design, guiding non-experts to conceptually connect personal data, health/wellbeing goals, plants and people. We demonstrate how the framework enabled participants to envisage ‘connected’ plants, linking personal data outputs with inputs to actuated growing environments, creating biofeedback.
From the results of design work carried out by participants, we synthesise and present four themes. The themes provide a spectrum of values that participants embedded in their connected plants, and in the act of gifting their connected plants to other people. The results of these workshops sign- post a new design space for personal data embodied in plants that could be taken forward by the DIS community.

Official URL: http://dis2017.org/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: “From Human Data to Personal Experience” (Research Councils UK grant EP/M02315X/1
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 08:38
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2800

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