Easy doesn't do it: Skill and expression in tangible aesthetics

Djajadiningrat, Tom, Matthews, Ben and Stienstra, Marcelle (2007) Easy doesn't do it: Skill and expression in tangible aesthetics. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 11 8: 657-676. doi:10.1007/s00779-006-0137-9

Author Djajadiningrat, Tom
Matthews, Ben
Stienstra, Marcelle
Title Easy doesn't do it: Skill and expression in tangible aesthetics
Journal name Personal and Ubiquitous Computing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1617-4909
Publication date 2007-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00779-006-0137-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 11
Issue 8
Start page 657
End page 676
Total pages 20
Editor Astrid Twenebowa Larssen
Toni Robertson
Lian Loke
Jenny Edwards
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract In this paper, we articulate the role of movement within a perceptual-motor view of tangible interaction. We argue that the history of human–product interaction design has exhibited an increasing neglect of the intrinsic importance of movement. On one hand, human–product interaction design has shown little appreciation in practice of the centrality of our bodily engagement in the world. This has resulted in technologies that continue to place demands on our cognitive abilities, and deny us the opportunity of building bodily skill. On the other hand, the potential for movement in products to be a meaningful component of our interaction with them has also been ignored. Both of these directions (design for bodily engagement and the expressiveness of product movements) are sketched out, paying particular respect for their potential to impact both interaction aesthetics and usability. We illustrate a number of these ideas with examples.
Keyword Movement
Tangible interaction
Motor skill
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue on Movement-Based Interaction

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
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