Reference : Aesthetic of Friction for Exercising Motivation: A Prototyping Journey
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Aesthetic of Friction for Exercising Motivation: A Prototyping Journey
De Haan, A. [Industrial Design, Eindhoven, University of Technology, Netherlands]
Menheere, D. [Industrial Design, Eindhoven, University of Technology, Netherlands]
Vos, S. [Industrial Design, Eindhoven, University of Technology, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, Netherlands]
Lallemand, Carine mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS)]
DIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere
Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
DIS '21: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021
From 28-06-2021 to 02-07-2021
[en] Aesthetic of Friction ; Motivation ; Course of action ; Design process ; Design projects ; Iterative process ; Meaning makings ; Tipping point ; Friction
[en] Despite an intention to exercise, it remains a challenge for many people to establish a workout routine over a period of time. Amongst identified barriers and enablers to exercise, getting dressed for a workout is considered as one of the tipping points of actually going. Implementing the Aesthetic of Friction in this specific context, could imply the right course of action for the user, while it also allows freedom and encourages meaning-making. In this Research-through-Design project, we designed an interactive shrinking hanger, that implements these key principles, to encourage exercise motivation. We followed an iterative process focusing on the aesthetics of the interaction to find out how a careful consideration of the look and feel of an interactive artefact influences the acceptance of the implemented friction. We document the design process of this aesthetics of friction exemplar, and reflect on how to implement friction in design. © 2021 Owner/Author.

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