Hamed Alavi, Elizabeth Churchill, Dave Kirk, Julien Nembrini, Denis Lalanne
Interaction design, and HCI more broadly, has a history of entwinement with reflections and concepts from architecture and urban design. At least seven encounters are notable: in the area of ubiquitous computing, where digital artifacts are physically embodied and situated within the environment; in the notion of cooperative buildings, where concepts from HCI and CSCW were extended from desktop interactions to the consideration of a building's physical fabric and the consequent structuring of social activity; in the explorations of media spaces, where physical distance was collapsed through video and other forms of media connection, leading to debates about the…
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