Data-Things: Digital Fabrication Situated within Participatory Data Translation Activities

@inproceedings{Nissen2015DataThingsDF,
  title={Data-Things: Digital Fabrication Situated within Participatory Data Translation Activities},
  author={Bettina Nissen and John C. Bowers},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2015}
}
This paper explores a design-led approach to digital fabrication which situates it in participatory data translation activities to demonstrate that this technology can find application beyond its use as tool for manufacture. We present two contrasting design contexts in which, respectively, data from conference twitter conversations and craft practitioners' movements are translated into interactively generated and fabricated physical artefacts. We argue that direct involvement in such digital… CONTINUE READING
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