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Akner Koler, C. (2019). How haptic attributes evoke intentionality and generates meaning. In: Konstfack Research Week: 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019. Paper presented at Konstfack Research Week, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019 (pp. 12). Stockholm: Konstfack
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How haptic attributes evoke intentionality and generates meaning
2019 (English)In: Konstfack Research Week: 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019, Stockholm: Konstfack , 2019, p. 12-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Haptica is an artistic research project in the field of aesthetics that explores practical and theoretical connections between haptic attributes of the hand (making), nose, mouth and throat (tasting) and body (inner presence). The project aims to interlace aesthetic reasoning from sculpture and design to culinary art that emphasises active exploration and intentional form- and taste- giving processes. Haptic perception engages sensory experiences mediated through skin and kinaesthetic system.

The project started with researching how air flows through space and is perceived by subtle sensory receptors under our skin and hair follicles, proceeding to tactile touch of material and grasping of material and instruments used in the creative making and performative process. It then shifted the practical and theoretical models from external space and physical materials to internal airflow through breathing, smelling and tasting that connects with soma aesthetics and reflection through inner presence. The project is a collaboration with Mischa Billing and Annika Göran Rodell, Campus Grythyttan at the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science, Örebro University.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konstfack, 2019
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6687 (URN)978-91-85549-42-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Konstfack Research Week, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019
Available from: 2019-03-04 Created: 2019-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Akner Koler, C., Kosmack Vaara, E., Göran Rodell, A. & Bjørnstad, N. (2018). Aesthetic driven Co-creative writing method for short videos. In: Design Microconference: . Paper presented at Design Microconference, 5. September to 7. September 2018, Design School Kolding, Denmark.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aesthetic driven Co-creative writing method for short videos
2018 (English)In: Design Microconference, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6640 (URN)978-87-93416-32-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Design Microconference, 5. September to 7. September 2018, Design School Kolding, Denmark
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Ranjbar, P., Stranneby, D., Borg, E. & Akner-Koler, C. (2017). Haptic technical aids Distime, Monitor, Good vibrations, Ready-Ride and VibroBraille for improvement of Time perception, Environmental perception, music perception, mobility and communication for persons with deafblindness: Tactile aids. In: : . Paper presented at The 9th DbI European conference on Deafblindness in Denmark, Aalborg, Denmark, September 5-8, 2017. Ahlborg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Haptic technical aids Distime, Monitor, Good vibrations, Ready-Ride and VibroBraille for improvement of Time perception, Environmental perception, music perception, mobility and communication for persons with deafblindness: Tactile aids
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There are approx. 1300 people with deafblindnes (DB) in Sweden where about 100 of them are with complete deafness (D) and blindness (B). The number will reach about 30000 if we also include people older than 65 with severe visual impairment (VI) and hearing impairment (HI) and several million worldwide.  Difficulties in time perception, environmental perception, music perception, mobility, social participation and communication are examples of their frequent problems. Five haptic technical aids are developed to reduce these problems. Distime is an application in a smart phone to inform the user about the planned activities by choosing different information channel depending on the sense that works and her/his ability. The activities can be presented as sound or vibrations for users with B; as images, movies and also as vibrations for those with D and vibrations for those with DB. Monitor informs users with D and DB about ongoing events with the aim to increase their environmental perception. Using an specific algorithm for environmental sounds, it converts the audible sounds produced by events to sensible vibrations which can be sensed and interpreted as events. Good Vibrations uses an specific algorithm for music and converts the audible music to vibrations which can be felt with the aim to increase music perception for users with severe HI, D/DB as well as for users with normal hearing who want extra enhanced experience of the music. Ready-Ride is a positioning and communication aid to improve the mobility of riders with severe VI, B or DB. It is used for distance communication between a trainer and a rider with VI where the trainer can send information about the rider’s position give commands or feedback about the riding. VibroBraille informs users with B/DB about the short notifications received from different applications in her/his cell phone. It converts the text to its corresponding Braille pattern where the active points are vibrating.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ahlborg: , 2017
National Category
Engineering and Technology Occupational Therapy
Research subject
Medical Disability Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6085 (URN)
Conference
The 9th DbI European conference on Deafblindness in Denmark, Aalborg, Denmark, September 5-8, 2017
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Ranjbar, P., Stranneby, D., Akner Koler, C. & Borg, E. (2017). Identification of vibrotactile morse code on abdomen and wrist. International Journal of Engineering Technology and Scientific Innovation, 1(4), 351-366
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identification of vibrotactile morse code on abdomen and wrist
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Engineering Technology and Scientific Innovation, ISSN 2456-1851, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 351-366Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Morse code has been used as a communications system at a distance to transmit text through tone or light pulses. This comparative study aims to test and evaluate the vibrotactile identification of Morse coded signals communicating instructions for movement. The pulses were presented on abdomen and wrist among 14 males (40-85 yr) experienced in acoustic Morse code and the rate of pulses was 12 words per minute using a Vibration Motor mounted in a plastic holder. There identification results were statistically significantly better on wrist compared to abdomen. Words were identified significantly better on the wrist as compared to abdomen but the identification results of the letters were equally good in both placements. There was a negative correlation between age and the pooled identification results tested on wrist PCC r=-0.45 (p<0.02). The participants rank ordered the wrist, over the abdomen, as the best place for positioning the vibrator. The results support haptic/tactile interaction research in positioning and communication system. Our future plans are to apply the results to the project "Ready Ride" for instructions for horseback riding for people with deafblindness as well as activity and movement for elderly people with impaired vision and hearing.

National Category
Engineering and Technology Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6087 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Akner-Koler, C. & Ranjbar, P. (2016). Integrating Sensitizing Labs in an Educational Design Process for Haptic Interaction. FORMakademisk, 9(2), 1-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating Sensitizing Labs in an Educational Design Process for Haptic Interaction
2016 (English)In: FORMakademisk, ISSN 1890-9515, E-ISSN 1890-9515, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 1-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

New design methods for educating designers are needed to adapt the attributes of haptic interaction to fit the embodied experience of the users. This paper presents educationally framed aesthetic sensitizing labs: 1) a material-lab exploring the tactile and haptic structures of materials, 2) a vibrotactile-lab exploring actuators directly on the body and 3) a combined materials- and vibrotactile-lab embedded in materials. These labs were integrated in a design course that supports a non-linear design process for embodied explorative and experimental activities that feed into an emerging gestalt. A co-design process was developed in collaboration with researchers and users who developed positioning and communications systems for people with deafblindness. Conclusion: the labs helped to discern attributes of haptic interactions which supported designing scenarios and prototypes showing novel ways to understand and shape haptic interaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Formakademisk, 2016
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Education; Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6088 (URN)10.7577/formakademisk.1269 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Akner-Koler, C. (2015). A Note on Nano (FormGiving) (1 uppl.ed.). In: Maria Lantz, Staffan Lundgren (Ed.), Radical Re Re Re Re Re Rethinking: (pp. 128-133). Stockholm: Konstfack / University College of Arts, Crafts & Desi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Note on Nano (FormGiving)
2015 (English)In: Radical Re Re Re Re Re Rethinking / [ed] Maria Lantz, Staffan Lundgren, Stockholm: Konstfack / University College of Arts, Crafts & Desi , 2015, 1 uppl., p. 128-133Chapter in book (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konstfack / University College of Arts, Crafts & Desi, 2015 Edition: 1 uppl.
Series
Konstfack Collection ; 1
Keywords
NanoFormGiving, Haptics
National Category
Design Nano Technology
Research subject
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5367 (URN)9789185549139 (ISBN)
Note

NanoFormGiving Through Haptic Aesthetic Laborations

Available from: 2015-10-23 Created: 2015-10-16 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Ranjbar, P., Stranneby, D., Akner-Koler, C. & Borg, E. (2014). Demostration of haptic Aids for environmental perception for people with Deafblind. In: Proceding the Eurohaptic 2014 Conference: . Paper presented at EuroHaptics 2014, 24th and 27th June, Versailles, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Demostration of haptic Aids for environmental perception for people with Deafblind
2014 (English)In: Proceding the Eurohaptic 2014 Conference, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4886 (URN)
Conference
EuroHaptics 2014, 24th and 27th June, Versailles, France
Available from: 2015-02-11 Created: 2015-02-11 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Ranjbar, P., Stranneby, D., Akner-Koler, C. & Borg, E. (2014). Haptic Technical Aids for Environmental Perception, Time Perception and Mobility (in a Riding Arena) for Persons with Deafblindness. In: HAPTICS: NEUROSCIENCE, DEVICES, MODELING, AND APPLICATIONS, PT II: . Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Haptics - Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling and Applications (EuroHaptics), Versailles, France, June 24-27, 2014. (pp. 488-490). Berlin: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Haptic Technical Aids for Environmental Perception, Time Perception and Mobility (in a Riding Arena) for Persons with Deafblindness
2014 (English)In: HAPTICS: NEUROSCIENCE, DEVICES, MODELING, AND APPLICATIONS, PT II, Berlin: Springer, 2014, p. 488-490Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This demonstration presents three vibrotactile aids to support personswith deafblindness. One aid, Monitor, consists of a microphone that detectssounds from events which are then processed as a signal that is adapted to thesensitivity range of the skin. The signal is sent as vibrations to the user withdeafblindness, who can interpret the pattern of the vibrations in order to identifythe type and position of the event/source that produced the sounds. Another aid,Distime, uses a smart phone app that informs the user with cognitive impairmentand deafblindness about a planned activity through; audio, visual or tactileinteraction that is adapted to the abilities of each individual. The last aid, Ready-ride, uses two smart phones and up to 11 vibrators that help the horse back riderwith deafblindness to communicate with the instructor from a distance viavibrators placed on different parts of the riders body e.g. wrist, thigh, back, ankle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Springer, 2014
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743
Keywords
Haptic; Vibrotactile; Deafness; Blindness; Horse back riding; sound
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject
Electrical Engineering; Disability Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6086 (URN)000345644600079 ()978-3-662-44196-1 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Conference on Haptics - Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling and Applications (EuroHaptics), Versailles, France, June 24-27, 2014.
Available from: 2014-12-29 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Ranjbar, P., Stranneby, D., Akner-Koler, C. & Borg, E. (2014). Haptic Technical Aids for Environmental Perception, Time Perception and Mobility (in a riding arena) for Persons with Deafblindness. In: NAS2014, 1-3 September Turku, Finland, 2014: . Paper presented at NAS2014, 1-3 September Turku, Finland, 2014 (pp. 488-490).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Haptic Technical Aids for Environmental Perception, Time Perception and Mobility (in a riding arena) for Persons with Deafblindness
2014 (English)In: NAS2014, 1-3 September Turku, Finland, 2014, 2014, p. 488-490Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Keywords
deafblind, haptic communcation
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4880 (URN)
Conference
NAS2014, 1-3 September Turku, Finland, 2014
Available from: 2015-02-08 Created: 2015-02-08 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Akner-Koler, C., Kajfes, A., Norberg, B. & Yamdagni, N. (2013). NanoForm. Plastik Art & Science (3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>NanoForm
2013 (English)In: Plastik Art & Science, ISSN 2101-0323, no 3Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In an interdisciplinary setting, participants from the fine arts, physics, design, biology, culinary arts and mathematics met to explore a two-fold project involving nano and haptics. Using methods that interlace macro- and nano-scale phenomena and technologies, we were able to develop a physical, embodied relationship to a world that is far beyond the direct sensation of touch and human interaction. During this three-year project, a core team of participants developed the following experimental approaches and methods: Aesthetic labs, Surrealist games, Nanofabrication, Infectious formgiving, Process video documentation and Performative staging.

With access to nanofabrication laboratories, the team explored form using deposition and etching tools on the tip of a strand of hair as a physical, tangible point of departure. Creating tangible relationships with nano phenomena and creating token imagery makes these invisible parts of our world more accessible and workable on a wider and more visionary scale.

Given the strict protocol in the NanoFabrication Center and the general principle of working flat and clean in such environments, the methods applied by the NanoForm project the haptic approach, the use of dirty human material in a sterile environment and above all the open-ended manner of searching and acting uncovered new territory and gave this project an extraordinary position in the nano research community.

National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4887 (URN)
Available from: 2015-02-11 Created: 2015-02-11 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
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