Deliberately Slow Interfaces
Project Name: Deliberately Slow Interfaces
This research initiative is an umbrella for projects that investigate systems with deliberately slow interfaces, such as tangible embedded system that use a living media interfaces or other ‘strange’ approaches (e.g., flexural materials, one-degree of freedom articulators). This umbrella includes the Rafigh project (a dissertation research project by Foad Hamidi) and Austin Vuong’s somaesthetics project.
“Rafigh”, a dissertation project by Foad Hamidi, concerns the design and evaluation of an embedded tangible system that uses a living media interface in the form of a living mushroom colony as part of its display, where the success of the mushroom colony is driven by the therapeutic and/or learning activities that are performed by children, who are its target users.
This initiative also includes the project conducted by Austin Vuong, exploring somaesthetics and slow one-degree-of-freedom paper robots. This project was completed using as a 2020 Lassonde Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) project.