Nukabot: Design of Care for Human-Microbe Relationships

Dominique Chen, Young Ah Seong, Hiraku Ogura, Yuto Mitani, Naoto Sekiya, Kiichi Moriya

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers have explored designs that connect humans and non-human beings based on post-humanistic discussions on speculative ethics of care regarding more-than-human worlds. Following these empirical and theoretical frameworks, this paper explores the potential of HCI design to foster human affective emotion toward fermentative microbes. We present the design process for the Nukabot, which is a technologically enhanced traditional Japanese wooden bucket used to pickle vegetables using lactic acid bacteria; the Nukabot is able to have conversations with humans via voice interaction. We describe the ethnographic accounts of six participants who spent 10 days taking care of, talking to, and being addressed by the Nukabot. We analyze their experiences through three ethopoietic elements of care: maintenance, affection, and obligation. Finally, we discuss the design implications of the Nukabot and its contributions to HCI research.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルExtended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2021
出版社Association for Computing Machinery
ISBN(電子版)9781450380959
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 5 8
イベント2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI EA 2021 - Virtual, Online, Japan
継続期間: 2021 5 82021 5 13

出版物シリーズ

名前Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI EA 2021
国/地域Japan
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/5/821/5/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
  • ソフトウェア

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