From garments to gardens: negotiating material relationships online and 'by hand'

@inproceedings{Goodman2011FromGT,
  title={From garments to gardens: negotiating material relationships online and 'by hand'},
  author={Elizabeth Goodman and Daniela Rosner},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2011}
}
From home improvement to scrapbooking, leisure activities performed "by hand" increasingly involve digital tools. In turn, software and devices to support handwork are proliferating. We use data from an observational field study of gardening and knitting to examine relationships to information technology. Handwork experiences of patience, effort, sensation, and cleverness can shift with the introduction of new tools. Our participants' attachment to these experiences made them sensitive to the… CONTINUE READING
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