Designing Interaction for Media Façades: A Case Study

Alexander Wiethoff; Sven Gehring
In: Proceedings of the ACM international conference on Designing Interactive Systems. Designing Interactive Systems (DIS-12), June 11-15, Newcastle, United Kingdom, ACM, 2012.


Media façades are one prominent example of how new technologies currently augment urban spaces. At the same time, they offer new, ubiquitous opportunities for novel applications. To achieve a usable and enjoyable outcome, however, designing interaction with media façades demands a structured design process. In this paper, we present our experiences designing iRiS, a system for remote interaction on media façades. We approached the development following a user-centered design approach and addressing the process at two points with additional means: (1) using a for this purpose created prototyping toolkit testing and exploring both, content and hardware before deploying the system on the actual façade and (2) experimental use and adaptation of user experience (UX) evaluation methods to investigate the users actions and emotions more holistically in this context.



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