Designing technologies for playful interspecies communication

French, Fiona, Ilyena, Hirskyj-Douglas and Heli, Väätäjä (2020) Designing technologies for playful interspecies communication. In: Animal-Computer Interaction conference (ACI’20), 10-12 November 2020, Milton Keynes, England.


This one-day workshop examines how we might use technologies to support design for playful interspecies communication and considers some of the potential implications. Here we explore aspects of playful technology and reflect on what opportunities computers can provide for facilitating communication between species. The workshop's focal activity will be the co-creation of some theoretical systems designed for specific multi-species scenarios. Through our activities, we aim to pave the way for designing technology that promotes interspecies communication, drawing input not only from ACI practitioners but also from those of the broader HCI and animal science community, who may be stakeholders in facilitating, expanding, and/or redefining playful technology.

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