Picture of model of urban architecture

Open Access research that is exploring the innovative potential of sustainable design solutions in architecture and urban planning...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the Department of Architecture based within the Faculty of Engineering.

Research activity at Architecture explores a wide variety of significant research areas within architecture and the built environment. Among these is the better exploitation of innovative construction technologies and ICT to optimise 'total building performance', as well as reduce waste and environmental impact. Sustainable architectural and urban design is an important component of this. To this end, the Cluster for Research in Design and Sustainability (CRiDS) focuses its research energies towards developing resilient responses to the social, environmental and economic challenges associated with urbanism and cities, in both the developed and developing world.

Explore all the Open Access research of the Department of Architecture. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Exploring emotional response to gesture in product interaction using Laban's movement analysis

Wodehouse, Andrew and Sheridan, Marion (2014) Exploring emotional response to gesture in product interaction using Laban's movement analysis. Interaction Studies, 15 (2). pp. 321-342. ISSN 1572-0373

[img]
Preview
PDF (Wodehouse-Sheridan-IS-2014-Exploring-emotional-response-to-gesture-in-product-interaction)
Wodehouse_Sheridan_IS_2014_Exploring_emotional_response_to_gesture_in_product_interaction.pdf
Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper explores the use of Laban’s Movement Analysis from the field of dance and drama as a means to document user response to physical product interaction. A range of ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ product pairs were identified and reviewed in a Theatre Studies workshop, where participants were required to discuss and complete worksheets on their emotional response. The results provide qualitative feedback on their reactions to the different gestures, and form an ‘emotional vocabulary’ that we plan to use in the development of semantic differentials for future studies. Key factors in emotional response to gesture have been identified, including the differences of mechanical versus electronic activation and the ‘framing’ of sequences of gestures in product interaction.