R Taylor, G Schofield, J Shearer, J Wallace, P Wright, P Boulanger and P Olivier (2011). Designing from Within: humanaquarium. In Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Human factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11), 10 pages, Vancouver. May 2011. ACM SIGCHI.

We present an experience-based approach to designing a collaborative interactive performance, humanaquarium. Our research explores public interaction with digital technology through the practice-based inquiry of an inter-disciplinary team of interaction designers and musicians. We present a method of designing experience from within, literally situating ourselves within the performance/use space and assuming the roles both of performers and of designers as we develop and refine the humanaquarium project over the course of a year’s worth of public performances.

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