Experience and aesthetics of interaction
The research on experience and aesthetics of interaction, conducted in the design department (dDesign) of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) investigates the symbolic-affective relationship between people and computational artifacts, mapping how these artifacts are capable of exerting a an effect of fascination on them, while seeking to understand the aesthetic values that govern the computational media. The purpose of the research is to provide conceptual subsidies, mental models, and a structured reference panel that can assist creative work in designing this type of artifact.
This project began with the research developed at the Laboratory of Research in Interactive Environments (LPAI) of the Senac University Centre - São Paulo, as part of the activities of the Research Group on Applied Technologies, headed by Prof. Romero Tori, PhD. In the biennium 2013-2015 the research focused on the issues of Wearable Computing and progressively incorporated Physical Computing in conjunction with new material forms of computational media. In the period 2015-2017, in a collaborative effort with other researches being also developed in the laboratory, the project migrated to creative computing, proceeding from a mapping of formal aspects of these experiences to questions about the symbolic and affective ties we established with them.
Full research project (in portuguese)
Download of scientific initiation project proposal (for candidates)