Department of Informatics and Media

Bodystorming for movement-based interaction design

2016-12-05

Elena Márquez Segura and Laia Turmo Vidal got published in the new special issue of Human Technology, with an article, co-authored by Asreen Rostami from Stockholm University, on methods for designing movement-based interaction. 

In the article, Bodystorming for movement-based interaction design, the authors address the challenge of designing for the moving body by appropriating bodystorming, an embodied ideation method for movement-based interaction design. Bodystorming allows for early consideration of the physical, collocated, and social aspects of a designed activity, which the authors illustrate with two explorative workshops.
Using a qualitative approach, the authors make use of video material from the workshops, feedback from participants, and their own embodied experience as participants and facilitators to outline important characteristics of the bodystorming method for the domain of movement-based interaction, and discuss its applications and implications in comparison to similar approaches.
Elena Márquez Segura is a Doctor in Philosophy by the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Laia Turmo Vidal is a doctoral student at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University.