DIS Paper award for Sonic Cradle Design Phase!

A paper dis­cussing Sonic Cradle’s the­o­ret­i­cal under­pin­nings, includ­ing our psy­cho­log­i­cal frame­work of immer­sion and 15 iter­a­tive co-design ses­sions was not only accepted, but awarded an hon­ourable men­tion at this year’s ACM con­fer­ence on Designing Interactive Systems.  The con­fer­ence had an accep­tance rate just under 20%, and the award puts our paper in the top 2.5% of almost 500 sub­mis­sions.  We are honoured!

The paper is called “Sonic Cradle: Designing for an Immersive Experience of Meditation by Connecting Respiration to Music” and here’s a short descrip­tion from the con­fer­ence pro­gram where we’re part of a ses­sion called “In The Moment”:

Could an inter­ac­tive system trig­ger the psy­cho­log­i­cal ben­e­fits of med­i­ta­tion? We are pur­su­ing an answer to this ques­tion through a sys­tem­atic “research through design” approach which explores a psy­cho­log­i­cal frame­work of media “immer­sion”. Our approach has gen­er­ated Sonic Cradle: an inter­ac­tive system aimed at com­bin­ing sen­sory depri­va­tion, res­pi­ra­tory biofeed­back and music into a medi­ated expe­ri­ence of mind­ful­ness.

I will present the paper in Newcastle in June — hope to see y’all there!

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