Embodied Interaction Design

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Embodied Interaction Design

Jelle van Dijk, University of Twente, Netherlands

This talk provides a broad introduction into a theoretically informed vision on interaction design that starts from the idea that human beings are fundamentally embodied beings. This view is grounded in theories of embodied cognition, embodied phenomenology and situated practices. I will describe how interaction design has historically neglected the role of the body and I lay out the consequences of taking an embodied view on human being for designing new forms of interactive technologies. Simply put, I ask where our body has gone in the recent past, and how to find it back again in the near future. We will have a look at various experimental research-design projects in the area of tangible, embodied and embedded interaction design by way of illustration.

Dr. Jelle van Dijk is Assistant Professor of Human Centred Design at the University of Twente, Netherlands. He trained as a cognitive scientist and holds a PhD in industrial design. Jelle investigates the embodied nature of the interactions between people and artifacts, and how to design for it, both in everyday life situations, as well as within professional participatory design projects. His recent work centers around the nationally funded Design Your Life project, in which a co-design toolkit will be developed with which young autistic adults can design their own supportive technologies for daily life.
Period4 Feb 2022
Held atUniversity of Wurzburg, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational