Carla Diana

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are a unique breed: We take pride in our flexible attitude and ability to be disciplinary ambassadors, but we are often so easily seduced by process that we can get set in our ways. Though having a strong sense of what " designerly " means is an important aspect of creating professional results, focusing too closely on this definition may prevent us from(More)
In the study of human-robot interaction, the aesthetic design of socially active machines is a relatively new endeavor, and there are few precedents on which to rely for guidance. Whereas some of the early social robots such as Kismet [1] had expressive body characteristics such as eyeballs, eyelids and ears, the form was not unified into a holistic design.(More)
and experimental prototyping techniques, it does not explore more complex considerations, such as the synthesis of varied input data or the social and cultural significance of gestural expression. In his book Saffer caters to the mind-set of the pioneer and helps us embrace our new challenges by providing a vast array of examples. In Chapters 3 and 4, he(More)
This paper describes a proposal for an installation entitled "Uberobjects: Père Ubu" which features one of a series of dynamic virtual objects. Borrowing from the most seductive formal qualities of today's slick consumer gadgets, the piece consists of a photorealistic, elegantly formed, reactive "virtual object" rendered as an oversized projected image(More)
This SIG proposal, sponsored by the CHI Design Community, looks at the intersection and cross-fertilization between HCI, and Digital and Performance Arts. We consider how the exploration of engaging and meaningful artistic experience can further push the boundaries of HCI research and practice and how tool use and models of evaluation can be explored to(More)
Passion for their work--whether in fashion, printing for the blind, water conservation, or Lego robotics--drives makers to render their individual visions in tangible forms that can benefit others. In "Slow Fashion," by Crystal Beasley, "Emmie's Lunchbox," by Emmeline Parsons, "Filmmaking's Transformation in the 21st Century," by Melissa Pierce, "Dismissrr:(More)
Designers and artists often seek to evoke specific, nuanced sets of emotional responses [1], but attempting to predict the reaction of a given target audience can be daunting. As a first step, it is helpful to create prototypical systems of objects and interactions in order to observe whether or not participants express certain intended emotional responses.(More)
Each year scholars and practitioners from institutions, organizations, and corporations around the world gather for one week to discuss their work and see the work of others from across the wide range of practices that compose the SIGCHI community. The scale and diversity of this gathering offers an opportunity that is special and only available during the(More)
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