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Proceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement

Sense and Sensitivity, DeSForM 2017


This year we celebrate the 10th edition of the DeSForM conference series. In 2005, DeSForM was born in (Eindhoven) the Netherlands with the premise of creating meaning through objects, interactions and people. Over the years, the DeSForM community has explored and designed objects through a multi-sensorial approach always aiming at enriching users' experiences with them. Throughout previous editions, we have seen the development from digital and mechanical objects that had enriched sensorial presence to adaptive and intelligent objects that feel almost analogous to reality given their increased information processing power and sensory resolution. These are thanks to the recent developments in the material sciences, robotics, information and sensor technology, and improved production techniques. Consider, for example, developments in wearables and embedded or computational materials. Consequently, the arena that belongs to design researchers and practitioners has gotten more sophisticated by being more technical, but also raises new questions regarding the effect and the impact of the new technologically rich designs. In 2017, DeSForM is returning to its place of birth opening up to a broader audience with deeper insights to debate about the future of dynamic 'form' giving and its effects on people and their environment.

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Proceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and MovementSense and Sensitivity, DeSForM 2017Edited by Elif Ozcan

Published: October 18th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70847

ISBN: 978-953-51-3588-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3587-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4624-7

Copyright year: 2017

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27227 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. DeSForM 2017: Sense and Sensitivity

By Elif Özcan and Miguel Bruns Alonso


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2. Calm Technology for Biofeedback: Why and How?

By Loe Feijs and Frank Delbressine


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3. Toward the Development of a Monitoring and Feedback System for Predicting Poor Adjustment to Grief

By Wan Jou She, Laurie Burke, Robert A. Neimyer, Kailey Roberts, Wendy Lichtenthal, Jun Hu and Matthias Rauterberg

Erratum - Toward the Development of a Monitoring and Feedback System for Predicting Poor Adjustment to Grief

By Wan Jou She, Laurie Burke, Robert A. Neimyer, Kailey Roberts, Wendy Lichtenthal, Jun Hu and Matthias Rauterberg

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4. The Design Process and Usability Assessment of an Exergame System to Facilitate Strength for Task Training for Lower Limb Stroke Rehabilitation

By Edgar R. Rodríguez Ramírez, Will Duncan, Scott Brebner and Kah Chan


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5. ClockViz: Designing Public Visualization for Coping with Collective Stress in Teamwork

By Mengru Xue, Rong-Hao Liang, Jun Hu and Loe Feijs


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6. Fuzzy Bird Helps Me Calm Down and Connect: Touch with Restraint in an Interactive Object for Children with Autism

By Stella Boess, Astrid Smoorenburg, Minsung Kim, Max Rijken, Thomas Latcham and Sophie Kelder


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7. Investigating and Designing the Appearance of a Device for Facilitating Pelvic Floor Exercises: A Case Study on Design Sensitivity for Women’s Healthcare

By Edgar R. Rodríguez Ramírez, Mailin Lemke, Gillian McCarthy and Helen Andreae


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8. Designing for Embodied and Rich Interaction in Home IoT

By Joep Frens


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9. Facing Digital Dystopias: A Discussion about Responsibility in the Design of Smart Products

By Margherita Pillan, Laura Varisco and Maresa Bertolo


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10. “Mama, It’s Peacetime!”: Planning, Shifting, and Designing Activities in the Smart Grid Scenario

By Cecilia Katzeff, Stina Wessman and Sara Colombo


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11. Designing Dialogs between Users and Products through a Sensory Language

By Sara Bergamaschi, Lucia Rampino and Jelle van Dijk


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12. Designing the Expressiveness of Point Lights for Bridging Human-IoT System Communications

By Yoga Liu, Rung-Huei Liang, Ya-Han Lee, Yaliang Chuang and Lin-Lin Chen


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13. HAPTIC: Haptic Anatomical Positioning to Improve Clinical Monitoring

By Daniel M. Gay-Betton, Parisa Alirezaee, Jeremy R. Cooperstock and Joseph J. Schlesinger


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14. Knowledge in Sound Design: The Silent Electric Vehicle—A Relevant Case Study

By Nicolas Misdariis and Andrea Cera


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15. Sensory Augmentation through Tissue Conduction

By Peter Lennox and Ian McKenzie


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16. SLAAP: Silencing Loud Alarms to Attenuate PTSD: Frequency- Selective Silencing Device for Digital Filtering of Alarm Sounds to Enhance ICU Patient Recovery

By Alyna Pradhan, Elizabeth Reynolds, Brittany Sweyer and Joseph J. Schlesinger


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17. Modified Social Benches: Exploring the Role of Aesthetic Interaction to Placemaking

By Andre G. Afonso


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18. MindFull: Tableware to Manipulate Sensory Perception and Reduce Portion Sizes

By Helen Andreae


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19. Felted Terrain: Interactive Textile Landscape; Transforming the Experience of Knitted Textile with Computation and Soft Electronics

By Yihyun Lim


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20. Igeni: Reinforcing Hygiene Practices in Children Through Dynamic Products

By Marta Taverna, Sara Colombo and Lucia Rampino


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21. On the Role of External Representations in Designing for Participatory Sensemaking

By Philémonne Jaasma, Jelle van Dijk, Joep Frens and Caroline Hummels


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22. Design for the Next: Integration of Path to Sustained Usage Model into Design Process

By Armağan Karahanoğlu and Yekta Bakırlıoğlu


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23. Unveiling the Expressivity of Complexity: Drifting in Design Research

By Jeroen Peeters, Stoffel Kuenen and Ambra Trotto


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24. Why Healthcare and Well-being Researchers should Become Developers: A Case Study Using Co-Creation Methodology

By Mart Wetzels, Joost Liebregts, Idowu Ayoola, Peter Peters and Loe Feijs


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25. Designing Biologically Inspired Movements into the Esthetics of Interactive Artifacts

By Neda Fayazi and Lois Frankel


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26. The Experience of Dynamic Lighting

By Kjell Yngve Petersen and Ole Kristensen


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27. Designed for Delight: Surprising Visual-Tactile Experiences Using 3D Printing in Lighting Design

By Edgar R. Rodríguez Ramírez, Sebastien Voerman and Helen Andreae


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28. Using Shape-Change to Express Dynamic Affordances of Intelligent Systems

By José E. Gallegos Nieto and Yaliang Chuang


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29. ReActive: Exploring Hybrid Interactive Materials in Craftsmanship

By Yihyun Lim, Sara Colombo and Federico Casalegno


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