Design of hand contact improvisation interface supporting co-creative embodied expression

Takuto Takahashi, Takumi Soma, Yoshiyuki Miwa, Hiroko Nishi

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    Abstract

    This research goal is to establish a new design theory of co-creative expression interface for promoting interpersonal relationship with others, from the conviction that Hand contact improvisation, which is to touch their hands and create embodied improvisational expression together, is useful for deepening relationship with heavily developmentally disabled children who are handicapped about symbolical and oral communication skills. In this paper, inspired by cocreation with movement and touching interaction in music basically, we developed sound-expression Hand contact improvisation interface to motivate children toward bodily expression. This interface is cylindrical device that has contact parts on its both ends that have an ability to measure internal load of each hand, and it present sound from inner device. Sounds are generated by the system using multi phases that represent melodic lines. Interactions of these phases are manipulated by hand load data that are emerged among bodily expressers. When we conducted experiments of bodily expression with this interface, we observed increase tendency of interactions about hand load. Additionally, once we bring the interface to the practical field, we found people including autistic children can interact and bodily express using this interface. We discuss with these results about usefulness of our design method for making inclusive interface that supporting awareness toward bodily expression and induce diverse co-creative expression.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
    Subtitle of host publicationInformation, Knowledge and Interaction Design - 19th International Conference, HCI International 2017, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages631-639
    Number of pages9
    Volume10273 LNCS
    ISBN (Print)9783319585208
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventThematic track on Human Interface and the Management of Information, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI International 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 2017 Jul 92017 Jul 14

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume10273 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    OtherThematic track on Human Interface and the Management of Information, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI International 2017
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period17/7/917/7/14

    Keywords

    • Autistic spectrum disorder
    • Bodily expression
    • Co-creation
    • Embodiment
    • Hand contact improvisation
    • Interface

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Takahashi, T., Soma, T., Miwa, Y., & Nishi, H. (2017). Design of hand contact improvisation interface supporting co-creative embodied expression. In Human Interface and the Management of Information: Information, Knowledge and Interaction Design - 19th International Conference, HCI International 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10273 LNCS, pp. 631-639). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10273 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58521-5_50