Autoren: Anke Reinschlüssel, Domink Hornung, Tino Hilbert, Oliver Stickel, Julia Käfer
Entstehungszeit: WS 2012/2013
Betreuer: Daphné Keramidas
Importance of art and design: HCI studies is at the intersection of several different fields of studies, involving computer science, behavioral studies and social science as well as industrial design, linguistic and communication theory.
As appearance and functionality are intrinsically connected, one needs basic knowledge of design in order to develop a device. At the same time, as one might be working on the field, communication skills are most impor tant.
Verbal or visual, communication is based on the sensory and motor abil- ity: a sound or image is emitted and captured by somebody else by hear- ing or seeing. Noam Chomsky says that the system of communication is a mysterious human capacity.
The social context and its weigh on the formation of the identity of the message emitter as well as the neurophysiological system are equally im- portant, psychological factors come secondary.
In a social context involving people with neurogenetic diseases (like Alzheimer’s) or people living in a predestinated social environment such as suburbs or neighbourhoods with a majority of people with immigra- tion background, communication isn’t always operable on the commonly accepted ground. Art in a HCI master course is useful so as to practice alternative and unconventional ways of communication.
This brochure presents the works students made during a week- workshop of art-design, as part of the master programm of Human Computer Interaction at the university of Siegen.
The workshop was conducted by visual artist Daphné Keramidas, and the participating students areTino Hilbert,Dominik Hornung, Julia Käfer, Anke Reinschlüssel and Oliver Stickel.
Central theme was the classical controversy of nature and culture. Starting from the classic philosophical stance towards images, it was then extended to architecture as the surrounding environment.