In this paper we present our ongoing exploration of a theoretical concept: Embodied Microblogging. Looking for a more situated way to communicate mundane activities in local communities, EM informs the design of digital technology to facilitate senior citizens in making their everyday activities noticeable and create more openings for social interactions in their local communities. We use Walky, a design sketch based on walking and walking objects, to exemplify the design space emerging from EM. Investigating EM and putting on display a concrete design example, we contribute to the interaction design research community looking at social well being in Aging in place suggesting EM as informing theoretical concept for designing digital technology for social interaction.
Mobilehci '11 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction With Mobile Devices and Services, 2011, p. 563-568
design exploration; embodied interaction; embodied microblogging; everyday activity; interaction design research; internet of things; seniors; social interaction; theoretical concept; walking
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13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 2011