Published February 11, 2024 | Version v1
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Towards a Minimalist Embodied Sketching Toolkit for Wearable Design for Motor Learning

  • 1. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • 2. ROR icon University College London

Description

Inspired by the strong concept of Intercorporeal Biofeedback, here we present the design and development of a minimalist embodied sketching toolkit for designing wearables for motor learning. The toolkit includes technology probes featuring minimalist wearable digital units that support hands-on explorations and the design of potential future interactions driven by movement with multisensory feedback. These units are self-contained and generate audiovisual or vibrotactile patterns in response to body inputs such as movement, spatial orientation, and touch. Here, we present and characterise the toolkit, together with its theoretical and empirical grounding and the design values driving the design process. The toolkit can be useful for those interested in an embodied design approach to designing wearables in general, and specifically for those targeting movement, such as in motor learning application domains. It can complement and be used with other assorted non-digital objects during Embodied Sketching sessions, like bodystorming.

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Funding

MovIntPlayLab-CM-UC3M 2021/00050/001
Comunidad de Madrid
BODYinTRANSIT – Sensory-driven Body Transformation Experiences On-the-move 101002711
European Commission