Designing Technology for Dogs: A Workshop to Empower your Pooch

Presented by ATLAS Laboratory for Playful Computation

Friday, Apr 28
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ATLAS Institute, Rm. 229, University of Colorado Boulder

Event Details

The field of animal-computer interaction (ACI) studies how to create interfaces and methods that allow animals to use technology. This one-day workshop will explore the field of ACI, focusing specifically on dog-computer interaction (DCI) and how to design dog-computer products that address the needs, wants and limitations of the dog end-user.

Workshop Activities:
• Design a remote-control product for a dog user, based on the persona tool provided.
• Redesign the remote control product to be user-centric for dogs.
• Critically assess the effectiveness of product designs.

About the Presenter
Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas is a dog-computer interaction researcher at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England. Her work explores how dogs can interact with technology more naturally, and how they can be more active participants in research studies in this space. As part of her research, she’s built dog detection and screen systems, and modeled the participation of dogs in interaction design activities.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.
Register here.