Goldsmiths - University of London

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]

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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.

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Additional Information:

This project was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council’s award No. Es/i007318/1 and by the European Research Council's advanced investigator award no. 22652.

Keywords: Design; research through design; ludic design; prototype;
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Design
Design > Interaction Research Studio
Event Location: CHI 2016, United States
Item ID: 18593
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 14:53
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 14:42
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18593

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