The project Social Objects for Innovation and Learning hosted an international workshop, from 6-7 October 2014, with the theme ‘Knowing things: Objects, knowledge and interaction’.
The 25 participants came from across Denmark and Europe. Presentations explored how people can ‘know things’, for what objects are, and can do, for example in how they are handled, perceived, responded to, or imagined. Presentations also considered how objects themselves can be understood and treated, through their features, affordances, or design, as somehow knowing, or as requiring or impacting understanding for activity, experience, and interaction. A publication of collected studies is now being prepared from the workshop.