Steve North, Clara Mancini
Special Topic In "Power, Participation, and the Dog Internet," interaction designers Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, and Conor Linehan use speculative design to highlight how interspecies differences make designing for and with other animals fundamentally difficult and unlikely. Considering issues of power, exploitation, and consent, the authors challenge us to question the real motivations behind such an ambition. Is it truly for their benefit or for ours? Is it really co-designing, or are we driven by our own agendas? The authors invite us to use our imagination to explore what animals might actually want from technology and what that would…
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