Volvelles, domes and wristbands: embedding digital fabrication within a visitor's trajectory of engagement

Bettina Nissen, John Bowers, Peter Wright, Jonathan Hook, Christopher Newell

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Abstract

We present the findings of an empirical design study exploring how situating digital fabrication within a souvenir-making activity can enrich an audience's encounter with cultural events and engage visitors in discussion and reflection upon their experiences. During an incremental accumulative design process, in collaboration with an arts organisation, we developed a series of fabrication activities that offered visitors the opportunity to create their own personalised souvenirs based on their experience of a cultural event. By analyzing visitors' trajectories of engagement with the event we explore three key findings: activity embedded digital fabrication engages new audiences, encourages conversation and reflection, and presents organisations with new and more playful ways to gain insights into audience experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS ’14)
PublisherACM
Pages825-834
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-2902-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

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