publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Designing for Interactional Empowerment

Ståhl, Anna;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: KTH, Medieteknik och interaktionsdesign, MID
  • Country: Sweden
This thesis further defines how to reach Interactional Empowerment through design for users. Interactional Empowerment is an interaction design program within the general area of affective interaction, focusing on the users’ abil­ity to reflect, express themselves and engage in profound meaning-making. This has been explored through design of three systems eMoto, Affective Di­ary and Affective Health, which all mirror users’ emotions or bodily reactions in interaction in some way. From these design processes and users’ encoun­ters with the system I have extracted one experiential quality, Evocative Bal­ance, and several embryos to experiential qualities. Evocati...
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