Context Dependent Services / Research project at UC Berkeley
How can we support leaning of implicit contextual knowledge required to appreciate some services?
Publications Research, Field Activity, Interview, User Groups Definition, Role-Play Ideation, Video Ethnograpy, Lo-fi and Hi-fi Mockup
Augumented Reality, Projected Installation
I worked on this project as a graduate student researcher with Professor Kimiko Ryokai on Interactive Applications Design for Context-Dependent Services.
Have you ever seen Ikebana, Japanese traditional flower arrangement? Do you know how to interpret details such as shapes, angles, and flower combinations? Like Ikebana, there are services that require knowledge to understand and appreciate their value. The knowledge is usually acquired through interactions with experts in situation learnings and the process can take many months or even years in some cases. In this research project, I work with my professor to analyze and evaluate implicit contextual knowledge in Ikebana, then conceptualize application design that support users’ seamless learning of Ikebana principles and boost perceived service value. We are developing a few prototypes that can improve service value as well as scalability of context-dependent service.
Field Activity, Interview, Video Ethnography
"Artistic Distance: Body Movements as Launching Points for Art Inquiry"