Being There, Doing It: The Challenge of Embodied Cognition for Design
Workshop to be held at Creativity and Cognition 2011 conference, Thursday, November 3rd 2011, in TSRB on Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, USA.
This workshop offers designers/researchers a deeper understanding of the way human beings, designed artifacts and the surrounding environment figure in situated and embodied couplings – and invites discussion of the role of artifacts within those couplings. It investigates how to apply embodied principles to interaction design, a complex challenge we believe deserves to be discussed amongst designers more thoroughly than is now the case.
As designer-researchers, we approach this discussion in a creative, ‘designerly’ way by combining embodied experiences, hands-on prototyping techniques and theoretical reflections. Concrete design proposals in the form of lo-fi prototypes will be designed, presented and discussed within the theoretical context. We aim to contribute to further development and linkage of embodied theory and design practice by uncovering some of the more complex challenges embodiment presents to design. Read more on Call: Being There, Doing It: The Challenge of Embodied Cognition for Design Workshop…