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HCD Education: Embodied Interaction

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Embodied Interaction is a new design-research field at the crossroads of Industrial Product Design (‘Smart Products’) and Interaction Design (Human-Media Interaction). It studies the interaction between humans and artifacts and does so ‘through’ design. It relates to recent technological trends, such as: augmented reality, tangible interaction, ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence, smart products, wearables, social robotics, personal health technology, and others. Embodied Interaction draws on various social- and cognitive theories, philosophy and design frameworks that explain interaction as being fundamentally embodied and situated. It asks how we may design of mixed physical- and digital interactive products that seamlessly integrate with people’s everyday life and experience.

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