Coupling environmental affordances with schematic meaning: A matrix for designing embodied interaction in public spaces

Liang Tan, Kenny K.N. Chow

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Building upon the theories of embodied interaction and embodied schemas, this short paper is aimed to formulate a methodological model for designing embodied and meaningful interaction in public spaces. A matrix is developed by consolidating spatial features and embodied schematic meanings. Based on the matrix, we ideate two design ideas, which show that this model provides useful guidance for interaction design in public spaces. The future work will focus on expanding and evaluating the matrix in regard to other schemas and public spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Chinese CHI 2018 - 6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, ChineseCHI 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365086
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
Event6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, ChineseCHI 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201822 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, ChineseCHI 2018


  • Affordances
  • Embodied interaction
  • Embodied schemas
  • Meaningful experience
  • Spatial features

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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