CHI2018: Customizing Hybrid Products

Prof. Steve Benford presented the paper “Customizing Hybrid Products” at the 2018 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

This paper covers research insights into the customisable Artcodes Advent calendar.

“We explore how the convergence of the digital and physical into hybrid products leads to new possibilities for customization. We report on a technology probe, a hybrid advent calendar with both paper form and digital layers of content, both of which were designed to be customizable. We reveal how over two hundred active users adapted its physical and digital aspects in various ways, some anticipated and familiar, but others surprising. This leads us to contribute concepts to help understand and design for hybrid customization – the idea of broad customization spanning physical and digital; end-to-end customization by different stakeholders along the value chain for a product; and the combination of these into customization maps.”

You can view the paper on ACM Digital Library (subscription) or Nottingham ePrints (free).
DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173604.

Make and Leave Your Contributions to the Museum

Join us for a workshop at the National Videogame Arcade (NVA) and you will be able to not only play games but also to share your personal game experience through drawing your own artcode and record your own story or reaction to the exhibition. Then you will be able to leave your contribution in the museum for the public to view.

The workshop is running Saturday 2 September and Saturday 9 September 11:00-17:00.

If you would like to take part but cannot make the above slots, please email: Susan Ali (susan.ali@nottinghamREMOVE-THIS.ac.uk) to arrange a date and time.

Syria

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1974 – Twitto, departing home from the official state visit to Republic of Syria and his friend – President Mohamed al Assad. This was their last meeting.

WHAT DID TWITTO TWEET TO ASSAD ON HIS DEPARTURE?

#kissmegoodbye #b #bromance

Moon

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1974 – President Twitto during a visit to NASA Space Center. Demonstration of the moonwalk. WHAT DID TWITTO TWEET WHEN THE AMERICANS DISCOVERED THAT HE IS AN ALIEN FROM ANOTHER PLANET? #manfromthestars #moonwalker #etgohome

USSR

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1963 – Moscow – Twitto attends an evening reception at hotel “Sovietskaya”. WHAT DID TWITTO TWEET AFTER TAKING HIS FIRST SHOT OF RUSSIAN VODKA? #russianstyle #forevervodka #drinklikealocal #fromrussiawithlove

USA

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1971 – Conversation with president Nixon in the White House. Twitto was the only world leader allowed to smoke in the White House. WHAT DID TWITTO TWEET WHEN HE REALIZED THAT SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE WHITE HOUSE? #YOLO #cubalibre #gottasmoke #pushingboundaries #siemprefidel

Cuba

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1969 – Fidel Castro’s visit to Twitto’s residence on the Brioni Islands, visiting vineyards and riding in his “Titomobile”. WHAT DID TWITTO TWEETED DURING THE RIDE? #rideordie #gearheads #wheelsonfire  #ridersonthestorm #pedaltothemedal

Ethiopia

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1959 – Marshall Twitto on a state visit to Ethiopia, visiting the historical battle site of Adwa. On this particular visit, he always also went hunting in Chefa and had lunch in Bathi with the leaders of the Damakli Tribe. WHAT DID TWITTO TWEET WHEN HE WAS GIVEN A LION’S MANE AND A SPEAR? #safari #lookinggood #travelgoals #badhairday