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ExoBuilding: breathing Life into architecture

Schnädelbach, Holger; Glover, Kevin; Irune, Ainojie Alexander

Authors

Holger Schnädelbach holger.schnadelbach@nottingham.ac.uk

Kevin Glover ktg@cs.nott.ac.uk

Ainojie Alexander Irune aai@cs.nott.ac.uk



Contributors

Ebba Þóra Hvannberg
Editor

Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir
Editor

Ann Blandford
Editor

Jan Gulliksen
Editor

Abstract

ExoBuilding explores the novel design space that emerges when an individual‟s physiological data and the fabric of building architecture are linked. In its current form ExoBuilding is a tent-like structure that externalises a person‟s physiological data in an immersive and visceral way. This is achieved by mapping abdominal breathing to its shape and size, displaying heart beat through sound and light effects and mapping electro dermal activity to a projection on the tent fabric. The research is positioned in relation to previous work and the iterative development of ExoBuilding from to-scale to full-size prototype is described. The design process, feedback gathered alongside and observations allow the discussion of wider issues: the different scales possible, the temporal nature of the data, ownership and ambiguity of that data, ranges of control and the aggregation of data in a building context. This leads to the presentation of directions for future research at this exciting boundary between Architecture, HCI and medical science.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title NordiCHI 2010: proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, October 16-20, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland
ISBN 9781605589343
APA6 Citation Schnädelbach, H., Glover, K., & Irune, A. A. (2010). ExoBuilding: breathing Life into architecture. In M. K. Lárusdóttir, E. Þ. Hvannberg, A. Blandford, & J. Gulliksen (Eds.), NordiCHI 2010: proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, October 16-20, 2010, Reykjavik, IcelandACM Press. doi:10.1145/1868914.1868965
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/1868914.1868965
Keywords Physiological Data, Biofeedback, Adaptive Buildings, Iterative Prototyping, Adaptive Architecture, Respiration, Biofeedback Training
Publisher URL http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1868965
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAZPQDqr8aQ
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information © ACM, 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in: NordiCHI 2010: proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, October 16-20, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland / general chairs: Ebba Þóra Hvannberg, Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir; program chairs: Ann Blandford, Jan Gulliksen. New York: ACM, 2010. 9781605589343, http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1868965

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