Transformative experience design: Designing with interactive technologies to support transformative experiences

Alice Chirico, Andrea Gaggioli, Alexandra Kitson, Ekaterina R. Stepanova, Bernhard E. Riecke, Elizabeth Buie

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Some life experiences can generate profound and long-lasting shifts in core beliefs and attitudes, including subjective transformation. These experiences can change what individuals know and value, their perspective on the world and life, evolving them as a grown person. For these characteristics, transformative experiences are gaining increasing attention in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. One potentially interesting question related to transformative experiences concerns how they can be invited by means of interactive technologies. This question lies at the center of a new research program, transformative experience design, which has two aims: (1) to investigate phenomenological and neurocognitive aspects of transformative experiences, as well as their implications for individual growth and psychological well-being; and (2) to translate such knowledge into tentative design principles for developing experiences that aim to support meaning in life and personal growth. Our goal for this SIG is to discuss challenges and opportunities for transformative experiences in the context of interactive technologies.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019
Evento2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019 - gbr
Durata: 4 mag 20199 mag 2019


Convegno2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019


  • Generative art
  • Positive technology
  • Techno-spirituality
  • Transcendent experience
  • Transformative experience
  • Virtual reality

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