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Physical Computing 2005

User testing of the game play

In this workshop the participants developed interactive solutions for the five INDEX05 design themes:
Body, Home, Work, Play, Community.
Each workshop was explored giving examples of interactive technologies belonging to the different fields: Wearable Computers and Fashion, Domotics, Interactive Environment and Architectures, Toy design and Connected Communities.

It created a unified design approach bridging tangible and intangible design, providing the participants the skills to develop their project from user testing and participatory design to a working prototype. Interaction Design focuses not only on delivering technological solutions but also on understanding the impact that these solutions will have on the users life and on the lives of his or her peers, family and friends. During the workshop the social, economic, cultural, ecological impact of the new technologies was assessed.

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Date: May 12, 2005