Products as agents: metaphors for designing the products of the IoT Age

Nazli Cila, Iskander Smit, Elisa Giaccardi, Ben Kröse

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Abstract

Design-based inquiries into the networked products of the Internet of Things (IoT) lack a coherent understanding of the effect of such products on society. This paper proposes a new taxonomy for networked products, which would allow articulation on their current state and future, and provide insights to designers for creating meaningful and aesthetic products of IoT. Central to this framework is the proposition that our current product-scape should be understood as a distribution of material agencies and best analyzed through the metaphor of “agency”. We identify three types of agencies, i.e., the Collector, the Actor, and the Creator, and discuss how this approach could create new design methodologies to create more meaningful networked products that would empower people in their everyday lives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '17
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages448-459
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017

Conference

Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI'17
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17

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