CHI' 23 Workshop - Body x Materials

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation at conference/workshop/seminar


This workshop focused on five related themes: material enabling expression, material as a catalyst for human action, material enabling reflection and awareness, material enabling transformation and material supporting the design process for the re-creation of the existing and the yet-to-exist. This workshop with technology presentations, panel sessions with experts, and multidisciplinary discussions: (i) brought together researchers who work on (re)creating sensory properties of materials through technology with those who investigate experiential effects of materials and material-enabled interactions, (ii) discussed methods, opportunities, difficulties in designing materiality and material-enabled interactions, and (iii) formed a multidisciplinary community to build synergies and collaborations.

Our contribution was collected in a positioning paper titled: Materials for the exploration of intimate sensations and sexual pleasure. It's been part of the working group: material enabling reflection and awareness and understanding.
Period23 Apr 2023
Event titleCHI' 23 Workshop - Body x Materials: A workshop exploring the role of material-enabled body-based multi sensory experiences.
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHamburg, Germany, HamburgShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • materials
  • codesign
  • textile
  • wearables
  • skin
  • awareness
  • body
  • Innovation