Transformative Experience Design

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Until now, information and communication technologies have been mostly conceived as a mean to support human activities – communication, productivity, leisure. However, as the sophistication of digital tools increases, researchers are start- ing to consider their potential role in supporting the fullfilment of higher human needs, such as self-actualization and self-transcendence. In this chapter, I introduce Transformative Experience Design (TED), a conceptual framework for exploring how next-generation interactive technologies might be used to support long-lasting changes in the self-world. At the center of this framework is the elicitation of transfor- mative experiences, which are experiences designed to facilitate an epistemic expan- sion through the (controlled) alteration of sensorial, perceptual, cognitive and affec- tive processes.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteHuman Computer Confluence: Transforming Human Experience Through Symbiotic Technologies
EditorA. Gaggioli, A. Ferscha, G. Riva, S. Dunne, I. Viaud-Delmon
Numero di pagine22
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016


  • Transformative Experience, Complex Systems, Virtual Reality, Neuroscience, Art


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