Inbodied interaction 102: Understanding the selection and application of non-invasive neuro-physio measurements for inbodied interaction design
As a means to validate the effects of interaction designs, particularly those involving physiological processes, like: breathing in mindfulness; heartrate in exertion games, and blood flow to the brain for cognitive load assessments, HCI researchers are increasingly turning to body-based signals as signals to quantify effects and guide design decisions. These design decisions can be informed by Inbodied Interaction principles of aligning knowledge of how the body performs optimally (physiologically, neurologically) with our designs. The purpose of this course is to present new-to-HCI neuro-physiological measures including peripheral awareness, deep HRV, and new pre-cortical assessments to open new design opportunities. Students will leave the course with this set of new assessments, as well as practical worked examples of how to choose and apply which measures as best suited for a particular design and evaluation context.