Imagine products we are familiar with, such as lamps, jackets, and toys. Now imagine they are given a purpose: The lamp wants you to have a good night’s sleep; the jacket encourages you to calm down; and toys wish for you to be active. I call these artifacts Objects with Intent. In research carried out at TU Delft, we are developing conceptual designs and interactive prototypes to explore Objects with Intent as a new interaction design paradigm. Here, I present three of these designs and discuss some of the challenges we faced in designing them, with the goal of helping…
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