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).

#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…