This book shows how HCI designers and practitioners can incorporate a somatic perspective or sensibility into interaction design. It demonstrates how experiential techniques can be used to support design and evaluation of user experience methods within HCI.
Multiple examples are included using case studies to illustrate somatic approaches to the design of technology, contextualising the history of somatic methods within HCI and highlighting the relationships between user experiences and the application of somatic principles.
The benefits and challenges of integrating somatic approaches in a technological context is illustrated and there is coverage of body-based somatic and somaesthetic strategies and how to apply these in research. The differences in epistemological assumptions are identified through contextual practice, discussion and case studies with a strong emphasis on multi-modal examples.