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Designing blended spaces.

Benyon, David; Mival, Oli; Ayan, Serkan


David Benyon

Serkan Ayan


We present an approach to the design of mixed reality spaces that aims to create a more harmonized and unified user experience. We refer to these as blended spaces. Blended spaces draw upon a description of physical and digital spaces in terms of the ontology, topology, volatility and agency. By describing physical and digital spaces in these terms we are able to use the process and design principles of conceptual blending to arrive at a design that maximizes the relationships between the spaces. It also guides the development of the touch points between the physical and digital spaces. We discuss the user experience in blended spaces and briefly allude to the significant philosophical implications that blended spaces of the future will have to deal with.

Start Date Sep 12, 2012
End Date Sep 14, 2012
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Jan 16, 2013
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 398-403
Book Title HCI2012 - People & Computers XXVI Proceedings of HCI 2012 The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
Keywords Designing with Blends; user experiences; mixed reality; conceptual blending;
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