Hybrid ways of Disseminating Interaction Design Research
TEI Studio, 2019, Tempe Arizona
How can we design hybrid ways in which readers are (inter)actively involved in creating meaning as they engage with dissemination efforts within the field of design research? What are ways in which we might supplement or “hack” formal publication formats such as papers, to be more congruent with the work presented within those papers?
This studio will constructively explore hybrid publication formats for the dissemination of interaction design research in an academic context. We start from the premise that there is a gap between the richness of the artefacts many of us create for our interaction design research and the formal publication formats that exist in an academic context today. Interactive artefacts and the experiences they elicit in use, possess a richness that is difficult to accurately communicate in text and images alone. Through exploratory prototyping, we will explore this gap from the side of the artefacts: what are key elements of artefact-based research work that might benefit from alternative media and how might we design such media to become useful supplements to existing dissemination formats? This studio welcomes many researchers interested in the topic. By bringing together a diverse group of participants from the TEI community to constructively explore this topic, we aim at bringing forth a discussion as to if and how we might stretch the boundaries of academic communication of interaction design research.
Jeroen Peeters & Rosa van der Veen - RISE Interactive, Umeå, Sweden