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Object ecology map

Showing an object that has endured many decades and telling the human stories that this object was part of, highlighting its relation to other objects, places, and people. The relations are drawn with strings tied to pins over several corkwood plates, which effectively grouped the objects. Can be used in Speculative Design to ground future speculation on a local past.


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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