The sixth sense: augmenting sensory perception through critical design

Khan, Awais Hameed, DiSalvo, Alyssa , Wang Ng, Ki , Balachandran, Shiva, Hunter, Trevor and Worthy, Peter (2017). The sixth sense: augmenting sensory perception through critical design. In: TEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. 11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017, Yokohama, Japan, (745-750). 20 - 23 March 2017. doi:10.1145/3024969.3035533


Author Khan, Awais Hameed
DiSalvo, Alyssa
Wang Ng, Ki
Balachandran, Shiva
Hunter, Trevor
Worthy, Peter
Title of paper The sixth sense: augmenting sensory perception through critical design
Conference name 11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017
Conference location Yokohama, Japan
Conference dates 20 - 23 March 2017
Convener ACM
Proceedings title TEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1145/3024969.3035533
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781450346764
Start page 745
End page 750
Total pages 6
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper explores the connection established between people and their surrounding environment as depicted in the popular science fiction concept "Cerebro" from Marvel's The X-Men series. This is done through the development of The Sixth Sense, a wearable device that augments the sensory perception of human beings by manifesting the intangible concept of poverty in one's environment into a physical experience. The concept is designed to incite awareness and reflection in the wearer through dimensions of social justiceoriented and adversarial design. The Sixth Sense, situated within critical design, proposes that social injustices should be felt by all those who inhabit a space until the systems of oppression operating within that space are subverted.
Keyword Adversarial design
Critical design
Poverty
Science fiction
Social justice
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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