Andrew Boucher, William Gaver
The Drift Table was developed as part of an ongoing project on domestic technologies in which we are particularly interested in promoting non-utilitarian, "ludic" values in the home [1, 2]. The project started with a Cultural Probes study of London households , followed by development of a workbook of about 50 concept studies and sketch proposals. Influenced by this preliminary design work, and also by ethnographic studies of information flow in the home, our colleagues at Lancaster University developed a functional prototype of a table using inbuilt load sensors to track objects placed upon it . We, in turn,…
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