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Workshop Presentation of a Social Wearable That Affords Vulnerability
Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA.
Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3124-2286
Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA.
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2019 (English)In: UBICOMP/ISWC'19 ADJUNCT: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2019 ACM INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON PERVASIVE AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2019 ACM INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WEARABLE COMPUTERS, ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY , 2019, p. 461-462Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present 'True Colors,' a social wearable prototype designed to augment co-located social interaction among players in a LARP (live action role play). We designed it to enable the emergence of rich social dynamics between wearers and non-wearers. True Colors is Y-shaped, worn around the upper body, and has distinct front and back interfaces to afford actions taken by the wearer (front), and actions taken by others ( back). To design True Colors [3], we followed a Research-through-Design approach, used experiential qualities and social affordances to guide our process, and co-designed with LARP designers. 13 True Colors wearables were deployed in a 3-day LARP event, attended by 109 people. Out of all the functionalities and interactivity the device afforded, players gravitated most towards those that emphasized the social value of experiencing vulnerability as a prompt to get together.

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ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY , 2019. p. 461-462
Keywords [en]
Social wearables, wearables, vulnerability, RtD, LARP, embodied interaction, social touch
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Human Computer Interaction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401992DOI: 10.1145/3341162.3345614ISI: 000501543800115OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-401992DiVA, id: diva2:1384733
Available from: 2020-01-10 Created: 2020-01-10 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved

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