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SENSEWARE – How to Create the Experience’s Architecture

February 9th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

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During my master studies at the Interface Culture department of the University in Linz I visited the great lecture SENSEWARE - How to Create the Experience's Architecture by Hide Ogawa. In this lecture we learnt and discussed how we can integrate and reproduce emotions + experiences in our technical-based environment. Furthermore, we discussed the roles of the different interactive design  disciplines - e.g. Product Designer, Industrial Designer, Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, Experience Designer etc. - and how they work together in the domain of SenseWare products.

For a better understanding how SenseWare is implemented in each culture, we had got the task to give a 5min overview of SenseWare in our country. In my presentation I mentioned mainly the religion background of SenseWare in Germany. Nowadays I think delivering experiences in Germany is mostly driven by media institutions. See my slides here:

The second assignment of this lecture includes a presentation of current SenseWare examples. For me it was obvious to mention the great SenseWare work of Stefan Ulrich (Funktionide and Liquid Wall) and the well-known digital handshake experience Poken. The other students presented also very astonishing projects: Corpora in Si(gh)te, Sakura, Wishlist, Lady K Bag, Magic Wand, Juice Skin, Ambient Umbrella, Big Shadow and so on...

The final assignment of this lecture was creating a concept of an own development SenseWare. During this design process we should consider the japanese concept of Mitate! Mitate is in my opinion a very interesting concept, which could have a big influence in the design process of technical devices in our future.

Anyway, my SenseWare concept tried to map the virtual abstract data and behaviour of social network profiles in real living objects. That sounds first very abstract and theoretical but I think my presentation slides shows my points very clear. So please have a critical look and I am looking forward about some feedback 🙂

At the end of the Hide Ogawa's lecture I was very happy about the new inspiration and approaches from a Japanese perspective. Even the fact that our group was very international oriented (ca. 15 people from ca. 12 different countries - Bulgaria, Australia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece, Iran, Turkey, Slovenia etc.) deliverd a huge inspiration for my mind. If you would like to add some more information of the topic of experience design and SenseWare, please feel free to leave a comment. Thx!