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Discomfort: a New Material for Interaction Design

@article{schraefel2021DiscomfortAN,
  title={Discomfort: a New Material for Interaction Design},
  author={M. schraefel and M. Jones},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2105.04015}
}
This paper proposes discomfort as a new material for HCI researchers and designers to consider in any application that helps a person develop a new skill, practice or state. Discomfort is a fundamental precursor of adaptation and adaptation leads to new skill, practice or state. The way in which discomfort is perceived, and when it is experienced, is also often part of a rationale for rejecting or adopting a practice. Engaging effectively with discomfort may lead to increased personal… Expand

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