The nature of biodesigned systems: Directions for HCI

Phillip Gough, Larissa Pschetz, Naseem Ahmadpour, Leigh-Anne Hepburn, Clare Cooper, Carolina Ramirez-Figueroa, Oron Catts

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Abstract / Description of output

The nascent field of biodesign uses the biological affordances of organisms to address some user need. These can range from the development of novel materials, which the designer actively investigates, to applications of synthetic biology or the creation of bio-digital hybrid systems. Within biodesign there is a question for interaction design: what will interactive systems look like in a guided and grown environment, rather than a built environment? In this workshop, we will explore new technologies that rely on symbiotic relationships between the user and organisms that participate in interactive systems. The goal of this workshop is to engage the interaction design community in exploring new aspects of designing for living computational systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS' 20 Companion
Subtitle of host publicationCompanion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, July 6-10, 2020, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450379878
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
EventDesign of Interactive Systems (DIS 2020): More than Human Centred Design - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020


ConferenceDesign of Interactive Systems (DIS 2020)
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Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • biodesign
  • interaction design
  • interactive systems
  • bio-digital hybrids
  • material driven design
  • synthetic biology


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