Lian Loke, Thecla Schiphorst
Given the value-laden and socially directed nature of third-wave HCI and the emergence of a "somatic turn" in contemporary thought, it is not surprising that we are also beginning to witness the impact of this somatic turn within the interaction design and HCI communities. More and more, interaction design is incorporating values of self-observation, auto-ethnography, somaesthetics, and first-person methodologies in the design of personal, public, social, and everyday technologies. Somatic body-based practices train awareness of self and environment through directed attention to bodily sensing, feeling, and moving. This self-inquiry at the heart of somatics provides a rich experiential ground…
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