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    Magic Mirror: Exploring designing for transitions as they play out in everyday physical rehabilitation

    Create10 - The interaction design conference

    Edinburgh Napier University, UK, 30 June - 2 July 2010


    Naveen Bagalkot and Tomas Sokoler


    In this paper we report our initial experiences in designing digital technology for facilitating various kinds of transitions that elderly citizens and therapists manage, as they go about the rehabilitation process in the clinic and beyond. Specifically we detail MagicMirror as an example sketch in designing for the transition between exercising at the rehab centre and at home; and also between minute everyday transitions while exercising itself. We invoke the notions of collaborative articulation and piggybacking on everyday artefacts and practices as the way to design for these transitions. Finally we reflect on how MagicMirror explorations contribute to ongoing discourses in designing for the experiential quality of Fluency.


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