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Calm Technologies 2.0: Visualising Social Data as an Experience in Physical Space

Hohl, Michael (2009) Calm Technologies 2.0: Visualising Social Data as an Experience in Physical Space. Parsons journal for information mapping, 1 (3). pp. 1-7.

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In this paper we present our research into the next generation of calm technologies utilizing information visualization where data is not rendered as graphs, charts, or diagrams on the screen, but as
a sensual experience in physical space. It introduces
a number of examples to establish the context and
relevance for communication design and proceeds with presenting our current research framework in which the social activity of visiting a website is visualized in real-time, in the form of a natural and sensual display. The paper argues that a mediator between us and an overly intrusive Social Media such as Twitter, Friendfeed, and the approaching ‘realtime web’ is needed. This mediator should have minimal and reduced cues of expression while not sacrificing the warm and personal voice of a web-blog.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional design, user experience, multi-modal displays, ambient displays, awareness displays, presence indication, calm technology, ubiquitous computing
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 14:21
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 22:06


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