Name, first nameLuke FranzkeYear of birth1985UniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldInteraction / Game / Media DesignTitle of projectDecay: Designing for Ephemerality in Interactive ArtefactsAbstractA growing palette of smart materials is becoming available to interac-tive designers, offering the potential to build radically new user experi-ences. But as we begin to incorporate many of these prototypical materials into physical applications, we are confronted with questions of longevity, durability and decay. Why are we compelled to make long lasting technology despite the commonly held notion that tech-nology looses value over time irrespective of its functional lifespan? Can we instead realign our technology to the perceptions of non-digital artefacts that are perceived to gain value as they age and decay, shifting value from longevity to ephemerality?TutorsG. Buurman, K. Franinovic, M. Kemper, M. Rheiner, J. SpäthFileDownload file