Use physical properties as resource for interactions

Bricolage explores how physical properties (such as conductivity, optical qualities or shape) of everyday objects available at hand, can be hacked on the fly to become resources for interaction in ubicomp applications.

Bricolage explores the notion of on-the-fly expressive hacking of everyday objects at hand by Ubicomp end-users. We investigate how to take advantage of physical properties and of perceived affordances emerging from the repurposing of these objects, while building interactions in context - how to design for their hackability. Bricolage builds upon experimental artistic practices and DIY hobby activities involving physical hacking of everyday material objects.

Why do I blog this? It's because I am interested into the environment (re-)shape socio-cognitive interactions. In this project, designers take advantage of physical objects (spatial artifacts) to foster new social interactions.