MurMur Moderators, the talking playful seats

Timo Nummenmaa, Annakaisa Kultima, Heikki Tyni, Kati Alha

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    In this article we present the concept of MurMur Moderators, talking playful seats facilitating playful atmosphere and creativity at office environments. The article describes the design and technological composition of our first prototype, and our experiences exposing the concept to audiences at two science fairs in Italy (2013) and Finland (2014). This research has served as an informative pilot study, consequently directing our focus to the ways the accompanying narrative brings additional design value to the interactive seats. Our goal with the fairs was to investigate what are the preliminary audience reactions for the high level concept and how people interact with the initial prototype. The feedback was used for generating further ideas for ambient play and furniture-as-a-service, some of which carries on to future research and second prototype of the seat.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMINDTREK 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Media Business, Management, Content and Services"
    EditorsArtur Lugmayr, Heljä Franssila, Janne Paavilainen
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3006-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    Event18th International Academic MindTrek Conference, MINDTREK 2014 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


    Conference18th International Academic MindTrek Conference, MINDTREK 2014
    Period1/01/14 → …


    • Arduino
    • Audio feedback
    • DIY
    • Design research
    • Diy
    • Game studies
    • Internet of things
    • Playful furniture
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Raspberry pi
    • audio feedback
    • game studies
    • internet of things
    • playful furniture

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1


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