Project Description

In our daily life, we are surrounded by a lot of stimuli and cannot attend to all stimuli around us all the time. A process of selective attention is needed to make sense of the world. When doing multiple tasks, our mental resources are divided. Our attention will be on the main tasks, while other tasks are in our periphery. “Periphery is what we are attuned to without attending to explicitly” (Weiser and Brown, 1997, p. 79).

Designing for focused and peripheral interaction was about understanding the difference between these types of interaction and how to incorporate these into a design. For this elective, the design was focused on the interaction with the Philips Hue system. The context that was chosen was that of parents with children. Through the process of multiple iterations, client feedback and user tests, a final prototype was created, BUX.

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