Special topic: Frameworks for ACI: animals as stakeholders in the design process

XXIII.4 July - August 2016
Page: 37
Digital Citation

Power, participation, and the dog internet


Authors:
Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan

Have you ever wondered how technology could help you to better understand your dog's feelings? Or wished for a gadget that could translate your cat's thoughts into words? If so, you are not alone, as recent years have seen a proliferation of startups offering apps, Web services, and digital devices that promise to enhance our understanding of, and relationships with, our animal companions. For instance, Whistle and Fitbark offer digitally enhanced collars that measure physical activity and track location, while Flipaw automatically texts you cheeky messages from your dog, complete with personalized levels of sarcasm. Meanwhile, attaching a TailTalk…




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