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dc.contributor.authorTeinaki, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-02T00:44:22Z
dc.date.available2010-09-02T00:44:22Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1445
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can sensory design, and specifically tactility, be used to support the production of individual meaning within the context of (developing) mobile communication technologies? This project uses sensory design and specifically tactile design as a basis to design a mobile phone for approximately five years in the future. In doing so it has investigated the fields of tangible interaction and craft, and suggests a framework by which these different but complementary fields may be used in the service of product design. The theoretical framework is based on the assertion by Silverstone et al. (1992, cited by Ling, 2004) that mobile phones are “doubly articulated” as a medium “through which we communicate and through which we maintain social contact” and a physical object “to which we carefully assign meaning” (p28). From this, and animated through a concept model, two specific strategies are suggested: re-embodying (placing) screens in handheld electronic devices through physicality and incorporating craft into the designing of handheld electronic devices. This project has involved finding relevant resources on sensory design and tangible interaction, a phenomenological investigation into mobile phones to find the current and potential moments of meaning created by tactile design, and heuristic enquiry into the process of craftsmanship through jewellery. The designed output from this project is located approximately five years from now, so that both new/novel forms of manufacture and emergent trend trends relating to mobile phone use could be incorporated.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectsensory designen_NZ
dc.subjecttactile designen_NZ
dc.subjecthandheld electronic devicesen_NZ
dc.subjectmobile phonesen_NZ
dc.subjectcellphonesen_NZ
dc.titleTactile technologiesen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Designen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden410299 Visual arts and crafts studies not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTeinaki, V. (2008). Tactile technologies. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Design, Unitec New Zealand.
unitec.pages72en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalde Groot, Cristiaan
unitec.advisor.associatedHawkins, David


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