Kintsugi VR: Designing with Fractured Objects

Asreen Rostami, Kasper Karlgren, Donald McMillan
2022 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences  
This paper presents Fractured Objects for the design of virtual and mixed-reality experiences. Drawing on the qualitative analysis of three weeks of artistic activities within a residency program, we present six types of Fractured Objects that were used in sketching a mixed-reality performance. Building on these Fractured Objects, as they were articulated by the artists, we present speculative designs for their use in scenarios inspired by research within the IMX community. In discussion, we
more » ... k to expand the concept of Fractured Objects by relating it to other design concepts such as Seamful Design and Wabi-Sabi, and explore the relationship to the temporality of interaction. We introduce Kintsugi VR with Fractured Objects, drawing on the concept of 'golden repair' in which the act of reconnecting fractured parts improves the resulting whole object. CCS CONCEPTS • Human-centered computing → Human computer interaction (HCI); Mixed / augmented reality; Virtual reality; • Applied computing → Performing arts.
doi:10.1145/3505284.3529966 fatcat:bnabqa7bwvaa5hrfo2rsdxlyaq