The Craft of Interaction
The art of interaction implies its craft – our human ability to produce quality workmanship that makes the experience of interacting with technology artful. What is quality workmanship? It is knowledge of materials that comes from time spent in conversation with them. An attention to listen to their qualities, and to explore together the potentials of their material properties and our human properties. It is also increasingly relevant that our material processes consider not only the immediate material at hand, but their origins and the implications of their entanglements with processes of life on earth.
To highlight the importance of the skilled craftsmanship that makes new technologies truly artful, the Student Design Challenge at TEI 2021 collects and shares tangible, embedded, and embodied craftsmanship.
The TEI2021 Swatchbook
Click on the images to access individual Swatch documentations.
THE TEI2021 Swatch Exchange Jury
Leah Buechley – University of New Mexiko, NM, USA
Laura Devendorf – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
Rachel Freire – independent artist and designer, London, UK
Berit Greinke – Berlin University of the Arts, DE
Liza Stark – Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, USA
Paul Strohmeier – Saarland University, DE
Vasiliki Tsaknaki – IT University of Copenhagen, DK
Clement Zheng – National University of Singapore, SG
Hannah Perner-Wilson – University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch, DE
Irene Posch – University of Art and Design, Linz, AT