MULTISPECIES COHABITATION:

From Human-centered Design to Ecological Technological Development

Overview: 

Human-nature interaction, joining the agendas of sustainable interaction design and nonanthropocentric HCI, takes up the challenges presented by climate change and environmental crisis. In this collaborative project, we study the cultural and technological interfaces between humans and nonhuman animals and plants to experiment with ways of supporting more-than-human collaborative works. 

Methods: 

  • Design inventory

  • Interaction criticism

Impacts:

  • Support human-nature cohabitation and cultivate empathy towards nonhuman users, including wild species and house plants/pets, to mitigate the impacts of climate change and build resilient ecosystems.

  • Leverage natural intelligence (on top of artificial intelligence) to increase information transmission and connectivity.

Collaborators:

Anton Poikolainen Rosén (researcher), Jeffrey Bardzell (research manager), Shaowen Bardzell (research manager).

Publications: 

*This project was funded by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 

© 2020 Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu