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Spyn: augmenting the creative and communicative potential of craft

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Spyn: augmenting the creative and communicative potential of craft
We present data collected from a field study of 12 needlecrafters introduced to Spyn—mobile phone software that associates digital records (audio/visual media, text, and geographic data) with locations on fabric. We observed leisure needle-crafters use Spyn to create one or more handmade garments over two to four weeks and then give those garments to friends, partners, and family members. Using Spyn, creators left behind digital and physical traces that heightened recipients’ appreciation for the gift and enabled a diverse set of meanings to emerge. Digital engagements with Spyn became a means for unraveling the value of the gift: recipients used digital information associated with the physical objects to interpret the story behind the objects and their creators. We discuss the nature of this relationship between digital and physical material and its implications for craft. Author Keywords Craft, process, gift exchange, material, creativity, design process, storytelling, tangibili...
Daniela Karin Rosner, Kimiko Ryokai
Added 17 May 2010
Updated 17 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where CHI
Authors Daniela Karin Rosner, Kimiko Ryokai
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