USING A NEW WATER SENSING DEVICE TO DESIGN A NOVEL INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION FOR PRACTICING CONCENTRATION TO OBTAIN FLOW EXPERIENCES

  • Chao-Ming Wang Department of Digital Media Design, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology,Douliu City, Yunlin County 64002, Taiwan, ROC
  • Mei-Yi Lai Department of Digital Media Design, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology,Douliu City, Yunlin County 64002, Taiwan, ROC
Keywords: Interactive Installation, Flow Experience, Sensors, Human-Computer Interaction

Abstract

Many interactive systems for conveying messages have been created recently, while the concept of flow experience that enhances the efficacy of people’s activities via self-concentration has long been proposed. A novel interactive installation system is designed for a participant to practice concentration to obtain flow experiences. Precise water pouring into the system is adopted as the interactive process for practicing mind concentration. Persistent concentration and precise hand control are required to complete the watering process, and a water sensing device is designed to decide whether the watering action is successful. The system was evaluated by questionnaire surveys and expert interviews, revealing the following findings that prove the effectiveness of the proposed system: 1) the man-machine interaction provided by the system is innovative and interesting; 2) the immediate feedbacks of the system help a participant concentrate in mind; 3) the interactive watering process allows the participant to obtain the flow experience.

Author Biographies

Chao-Ming Wang , Department of Digital Media Design, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology,Douliu City, Yunlin County 64002, Taiwan, ROC

Chao-Ming Wang received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and information engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1980, 1982, and 1993, respectively.

From 1982 to 2003, he was a senior specialist at National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology. From 2003 to 2008, he joined the faculty of the Department of Information Communication at Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. In 2008, he moved to the Department of Digital Media Design at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech). From 2010 to 2013, he was the Head of the Department of Digital Media Design and from 2016 to 2017, he was the Director of the Design-led Innovation Center, both at YunTech. From 2010 to 2013, he was the President of the Taiwan Society of Basic Design and Art. He is currently an Associate Professor at YunTech.

Dr. Wang’s current research interests include computer vision, tech art, human-computer interaction, and interactive multimedia design.

Mei-Yi Lai, Department of Digital Media Design, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology,Douliu City, Yunlin County 64002, Taiwan, ROC

Mei-Yi Lai received the B.S. degree in Computer and Communication Engineering from Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 2010, and the M.S. degree in Computational Design from National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Yunlin, Taiwan, in 2012. From 2010 to 2012, she was a research assistant in the Interactive Multimedia Design Lab. at YunTech. She is currently a senior software test engineer at 104 Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan.

Miss Lai’s research interests include multimedia system, digital art, computer vision, and human computer interaction.

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Published
2021-02-20
How to Cite
Wang, C.-M., & Lai, M.-Y. (2021). USING A NEW WATER SENSING DEVICE TO DESIGN A NOVEL INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION FOR PRACTICING CONCENTRATION TO OBTAIN FLOW EXPERIENCES. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 8(2), 46-69. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v8.i2.2021.873