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Mikael Wiberg

Mikael Wiberg is a full professor in informatics at Umeå University, Sweden. Wiberg's main work is within the areas of interactivity, mobility, materiality, and architecture. He is a co-editor in chief of ACM Interactions, and his most recently published book is The Materiality of Interaction: Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design (MIT Press, 2018). mikael.wiberg@umu.se



An interFACE or to INTERface? On joineries of interactables

Posted: Wed, March 13, 2013 - 10:51:34

The landscape of available interaction technologies and interfaces is growing at an amazing pace. Almost every day we see new interactive technologies launched in the market and almost every day we see new examples of HCI that at first glance seem to have removed any trace of a traditional computer. No longer is interaction restrained to the act of sitting…

#3 Spatializing interaction – Architecting interactables

Posted: Tue, February 12, 2013 - 4:17:16

The previous issue of interactions (Nov. + Dec. 2012) featured the cover story, “On Attention to Surroundings,” by Malcolm McCullough. For sure, surroundings, spaces, contexts—or on a more general level, “the spatial dimensions of HCI and interaction design”—seem to be a recurring and fundamental cornerstone of our field. In this blog post I suggest that since spatiality seems to be…

#2 Temporal interactables—toward interaction dance design

Posted: Mon, January 14, 2013 - 11:58:58

Ever since the days of Einstein (1879-1955) space and time, or spatiality and temporality, has served as a categorical, yet integrated, theoretical framework for sense-making and as a point of departure for understanding our world. From a philosophical standpoint in terms of ontological and metaphysical baseline, Martin Heidegger took a point of departure in temporality in his seminal work Being…

Interactables, Episode #1

Posted: Wed, December 12, 2012 - 5:33:59

This is my first blog post for interactions. I am honored by the invitation to serve as a blogger and I truly look forward to writing in this forum during the coming year. I hope it will spin off into a number of discussions valuable to us as an interaction-oriented community. Hopefully it will also work as a way of…