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Using Heterotopias to Characterise Interactions in Physical/Digital Spaces

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Publication date26/06/2018
Host publicationProceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2018
EditorsCristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Miureann McMahon, Peter Lloyd, Erik Boehmia
Place of PublicationLimerick
PublisherDesign Research Society
Pages269-278
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781912294169
Original languageEnglish
EventDesign Research Society Conference 2018 - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 25/06/201828/06/2018
http://www.drs2018limerick.org

Conference

ConferenceDesign Research Society Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleDRS 2018
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period25/06/1828/06/18
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Publication series

NameDesign Research Society Conference Proceedings 2018
PublisherDesign Research Society
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2398-3132

Conference

ConferenceDesign Research Society Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleDRS 2018
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period25/06/1828/06/18
Internet address

Abstract

This paper addresses the complexity of designing interactions in hybrid digital/physical spaces, in which notions of public and private are becoming increasingly blurred, by using a philosophical lens to characterise such spaces. In particular it references the ideas presented by Michel Foucault in his essay “Of Other Spaces”. It proposes the presence of a spatial division within physical and virtual, in
terms of private and public, and juxtaposes them through a Heterotopical Model for Inter-Spatial Interaction through which designers can examine the coexistence of physical and digital interactions. The purpose of modelling this juxtaposition is to help designers understand the nature of connections that happen between physical and digital objects in these spaces and consider how meaningful interactions can respond to this complexity.