“For a Design of deformation” presented by Schäffner


Session Title:

  • Interactive – Networked – Human Computer Interaction (full papers)

Presentation Title:

  • For a Design of deformation

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Individuations




  • ‘For a design of the Deformation’ is a creative research project, as part of a practice-based PhD, carried out at ENSADLab, in the Reflective interaction research group, Paris and at the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity« in Berlin. Through the methods of design, the subject of soft robotics is explored, in its materiality, its dynamism and the possible functions that result from deformation. Looking for new modes of creation and material agency. The project seeks to develop interactive devices, which question the conditions that allow a soft robot to adapt to its environment. That is to say its capacity to create a form of symbiosis with its milieu by its deformation.