University of Cagliari, March 2016
Digital technologies are no longer bounded to desktops but are becoming more and more blended into our everyday lives and physical spaces. They are ubiquitous, wearable, and even embedded in our bodies. Thanks to sophisticated sensors they are becoming increasingly “sensitive” to the surrounding ambient. We are immersed in complex digital spaces that consist of the integration of physical space, digital technology, data, and the interaction people accomplish within the information space itself. As a result, it is crucial to consider the organic integration of several factors when designing for digital spaces such as, for example: the physical and socio-cultural context; the quantity and quality of information; the (digital) technologies; and the interactions between the user and technology, and amongst people themselves.
By showing some significant examples, I examined underlying design elements and discuss processes for designing interactions and experiences for Digital Spaces.