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Historical ecosystem map

Map with a conceptual diagram of the ecosystem of interactions between people and objects in a specified past or future. These objects were firstly used as protagonists of an object theater (Buur & Friis, 2015) and, second, mapped to local ecology. Teachers provided a corkwood plate, pins, strings, Lego building blocks, and a printed map of Curitiba city. Students brought their memories and imaginations about the featured objects. They improvised stories based on narrative tropes acquired in the previous Scripts and Narrative course. They used these materials to visualize the ecosystem in a similar way in the previous Information Design course.


Van Amstel, Frederick M. C. and Gonzatto, Rodrigo Freese. (2021). Existential time and historicity in interaction design. Human-Computer Interaction. DOI:

Categories: Methods & Tools.

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