transFORM - A cyber-physical environment increasing social interaction and place attachment in underused, public spaces

Carlos Henrique Aguiar, Keith Evan Green

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Abstract

The emergence of social networks and apps has reduced the importance of physical space as a locus for social interaction. In response, we introduce transFORM, a cyber-physical environment installed in under-used, outdoor, public spaces. transFORM embodies our understanding of how a responsive, cyber-physical architecture can augment social relationship and increase place attachment. In this paper we critically examine the social interaction problem in the context of our increasingly digital society, present our ambition, and introduce our prototype which we will iteratively design and test. Cyber-physical interventions at large scale in public spaces are an inevitable future, and this paper serves to establish the fundamental terms of this frontier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages231-236
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450356312
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jun 9 2018Jun 13 2018

Publication series

NameDIS 2018 - Companion Publication of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Conference

Conference2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/9/186/13/18

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