Archive for June, 2011

June 29, 2011

Design and Emotion @ ID University of Technology Munich

Meet me today, on Wednesday, 29. June 2011 in Munich.  I am giving a talk at the University of Technology Munich in the Design and Emotion series organized by the Industrial Design Department.






June 22, 2011

Things with attitude [updt]

We are happy to be a part of the Create11 symposium at 23rd June 2011, 11:30,  in London. Matthias Laschke will talk about Transformational Products as “things with attitude.”

This paper suggests Transformational Products, a genre of interactive products, which attempt to actively shape their users‘attitudes and behaviour. While clearly embedded in the field of „persuasive technologies“, Transformational Products address people‘s interest in personal growth, flourishing and self-improvement more explicitly than many other persuasive technologies. They do so by engaging their users in an active, „material“ dialogue – a conversation without words. We present the general notion of Transformational Products and two exemplary objects to highlight and discuss some of the subtleties and challenges of designing „things with attitude“.

Read the short paper here.

June 21, 2011

BMW – Driving Experience

Am Freitag, 17.06. hatten Kai und ich die Gelegenheit an einem Fahrertraining unseres Projektpartners BMW teilzunehmen. Untersteuern, übersteuern, Notbremsung und viele andere Fahrmanöver haben uns die “Freude am Fahren” definitiv näher gebracht. Weiter geht es mit der Arbeit an der “Freude beim Fahren”. Hier ein kleiner Eindruck unserer Fahrt…

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June 5, 2011

From Audience to Users and Beyond

I am looking forward to another trip to Finland. On Tuesday, I will give a keynote at the 2nd Finnish Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies Conference.