Designing with biological generative systems : choice by emotion

PINTO, Raul, ATKINSON, Paul, VIEIRA, Joaquim and CARVALHAIS, Miguel (2015). Designing with biological generative systems : choice by emotion. In: CLIFFORD, Alison, CARVALHAIS, Miguel and VERDICCHIO, Mario, (eds.) xCoAx 2015: Proceedings of the Third Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Glasgow. Universidade do Porto, 289-295.

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Consumers as co-producers or co-designers are frequently presented as the solution for mass-customization, but the success of these systems as enhancing emotional bonds between user and object seems to be questionable. Making choices may not be enough to generate a bigger connection between people and their things. Artifacts produced using biological systems with generative potential, where nature’s randomness and physiological processes have an important role in the definition of form, may have the capacity to foster the emotional connections that are missing, arising from nurturing and from an understanding of their morphogenesis, from the proximity and time required for their growth and development.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISSN: 2183-9069
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
Page Range: 289-295
Depositing User: Paul Atkinson
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 12:21
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:17

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