Energy Babble: embodiment of a research device
Ovalle, Liliana and Gaver, William. 2016. 'Energy Babble: embodiment of a research device'. In: Object Outcomes: Attending to Objects as Outcomes of Design Research. CHI 2016, United States. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Abstract or Description
We will present the Energy Babble, a networked audio based artefact, as the object outcome of a design and social science research project. This device is an interface for a system that provides a kind of automated talk radio to communities of practice concerned with energy demand reduction within the UK. Designed with a ludic design approach, the Energy Babble is an example of how the physical and aesthetic attributes of an object outcome are developed as a means to encourage playful engagement with a research context.