This is a workshop inspired by a presentation I made at IDEO for a program they organized called MOTION/EMOTION. I further developed it with interaction designer Marco Triverio for a special class at the Stanford d.school.
Everyone wants to make work that feels more human. But what does that actually entail? Humans are inherently physical and emotional entities; flawed, unique, and ephemeral. Can the complex nature of human beings inspire the craft of interaction design? This workshop draws on performance techniques from around the world, looking at the various modes and expressions of humanity over centuries and across cultures. Through embodied exercises, design explorations, and group discussions, the workshop encourages students to ground their designs in their own humanity.