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Peace: Projecting Dual-Identities on Interactive Furniture

Lookup NU author(s): Sara Nabil AhmedORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2020.

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The world is promoting inclusion and diversity more than ever before. Many people have dual-identities that they alternate between and may often blend. In our design research we explore everyday objects and the role of technology to accommodate people’s needs and personalities. Can furniture change its shape to reflect our dual-identities? Can our interior spaces reveal their hidden aesthetics when interacting with us? We designed a set of matching interactive furniture to unfold these narratives. Our Peace Table and Peace Painting change colour with proximity to reflect the dual identity of Western-Muslims. This pictorial describes our design concept and process with the aim of encouraging the HCI community to design for experiential experiences and merge technology into home decor in calm, ubiquitous and non-intrusive ways.

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Author(s): Nabil Ahmed S, MacLeod R

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the ACM 14th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI’20)

Year of Conference: 2020

Pages: 837-848

Online publication date: 09/02/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Date deposited: 17/12/2019

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/3374920.3375006

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450361071