June 18, 2014

Keymoment (unplugged) on fastco.exist

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Check out the latest feature about our Keymoment (unplugged) and the Pleasurable Troublemakers on fastco.exist. Thanks Adele for the nice chat and article.


June 27, 2014

Pleasurable Troublemakers at the NRW Day 2014


This weekend, June 28th-29th, we are invited to present our Pleasurable Troublemakers at the NRW Day 2014 (North Rhine-Westphalia-Day). The federal state celebrates a three-day festival from 27 to 29 June. Together with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy we will present our latest cooperative research projects. The NRW Day will be part of the 800th jubilee of Bielefeld, Germany. Premier of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hannelore Kraft and Minister for Science and Research, Svenja Schulze will be also present. Let’s see if they like the projects :)

Looking forward to the event.

June 23, 2014

DGPs Kongress 2014

Wir freuen uns über diDGPS 2014e Annahme unseres Beitrags zum DGPs Kongress 2014! Der 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) findet vom 21.–25. September 2014 an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum statt. Im Rahmen der Session “Mensch-Maschine Interaktion II: Usability und User Experience in diversen Nutzungskontexten” wird Sarah Diefenbach darüber berichten auf was es in einer guten (Produkt-)Beziehung wirklich ankommt. Der Titel ihres Vortrags lautet “Von der Liebe auf den ersten Blick zur erfüllten Langzeitbeziehung: Eine phänomenologische Analyse der Bedeutsamkeit hedonischer und pragmatischer Produktattribute in der Mensch-Technik Interaktion”. Weitere Infos zum Programm folgen demnächst unter http://www.dgpskongress.de/

June 20, 2014

DIS 2014


Just arrived in Vancouver to attend DIS Conference 2014 and I love it! Looking forward to the Workshop on Environments for creative interaction design processes tomorrow where I will present our research on the Interaction Vocabulary as a design tool. Another highlight will be the opening keynote by Peter-Paul Verbeek on Monday morning, really exciting!

Monday afternoon, 3:20pm, I will give a talk in the session ‘Hedonic’ and present a review on 15 years research about the concept of hedonic quality in HCI – its history, contributions, and future research directions.

Tuesday afternoon, I will be chairing the session on ‘Social Data’ – just read the papers and looking forward to meet the authors in person. I have a million questions, be prepared ;)

And then the (hedonic) gratification: the Banquet Dinner held at Science World on Tuesday night.

June 20, 2014

Ich freue mich auf Weimar

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Am 25.06.2014 freue ich mich auf einen Vortrag im Rahmen des bauhausinteraction colloquiums: “Complicated Pleasures: Designing Meaningful Moments”. Vielleicht sehen wir uns ja dort!


June 17, 2014

Pleasurable Troublemakers on tour…

Yesterday Marc and I had the chance to present our Pleasurable Troublemakers to Svenja Schulze, Minister for Innovation, Science and Research of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Our presentation was part of a journalist journey that presented several projects that are realized in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke.



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June 10, 2014

La boite verte and Keymoment (unplugged)

Our latest object, Keymoment unplugged, was featured by laboiteverte.fr. Merci beaucoup. Check out the nice article. Bildschirmfoto 2014-06-10 um 09.58.27

June 6, 2014

Keymoment on Wired.com

Check out the latest feature about our Keymoment and the Pleasurable Troublemakers on Wired.com.

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May 15, 2014

Data Ecologies 2014


Meet Eva on Data Ecologies symposium in Linz!

Any positive experience involves the fulfillment of psychological needs, such as the need for competence or relatedness. In many cases, needs are fulfilled through activities, “enactments of daily life”, in which things play a crucial role. This creates an interesting opportunity for design. It may harness its ability to shape physical artefacts, but not to make them more beautiful, useful, or robust, but to create and mediate meaningful, positive experiences. Such an “experience-centered design” requires a thorough understanding of the psychology of positive experiences and how they emerge as well as strategies to design experiences and deliver them through the interaction with things. Especially when it comes to the design of the invisible, intangible (i.e., the experience), new conceptual tools and approaches to help designers are needed. In addition, interaction with a thing becomes crucial, as long as it is key in shaping practices. But what is an aesthetic interaction and how do design it?

Data Ecologies 2014. Language & Tools to think out loud about Futures.

Place:  Linz, AT
Site:  Kunstraum Goethestrasse xtd.
Date:  23.05.2014 - 24.05.2014
Time:  10:30


May 15, 2014

Berlin, wir kommen!


Der Abschluss-Meilenstein unseres Projektes proTACT steht vor der Tür! Am kommenden Montag, 19.05.2014, werden wir in Berlin die Ergebnisse der vergangenen zwei Jahre präsentieren und den – voraussichtlich – erfolgreichen Projektabschluss feiern ;)


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