More than human aesthetics: interactive enrichment for elephants

French, Fiona, Sharp, Helen and Mancini, Clara (2020) More than human aesthetics: interactive enrichment for elephants. In: DIS '20: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2020, July 2020, Eindhoven Netherlands.

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Species-specific aesthetics is an important consideration for interaction designers working with animals. The paper explores the concept of species-specific aesthetics with particular reference to elephants. Applying existing aesthetic dimensions and design principles to the challenge of designing interactive enrichment for them, we show how the insights gained can inform more than human centered design in different settings. We offer a multi-faceted, multi-sensory lens for examining an animal-centred aesthetic experience of technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aesthetics, Animal-Computer interaction, elephant, haptics, acoustics, Research through Design, UX design, environmental enrichment.
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Fiona French
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 12:06


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