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B E T W E E N T H E T A G A N D T H E S C R E E Nof conceptualising new designs. This thesis took up this problem by asking:How may SR-RFID be presented to support industrial and interactiondesigning?In moving toward answering this question I proposed reformulatingtechnology as a design material. In applying a material perspective to SR-RFID, I suggest that the formulation of near-field material may help solve theproblem in re-conceptualising SR-RFID for design. The near-field materialmoves SR-RFID-related discourse toward supporting designers' activity ofcreating new spatial and temporal forms that may be used to create newinteractions and interfaces. Such a move may be seen as an expansion ofcurrent approaches to SR-RFID in research. For instance, the focus ontouching (Rukzio et al., 2006; Välkkynen et al., 2003) or selection(Välkkynen, 2007) mechanisms are expanded by a focus on the entireshaping of RFID-based engagement. Also, research on SR-RFID in specificscenarios like browsing (Want et al., 1999) or poster applications (Rukzio,Schmidt & Hussmann, 2004) are expanded with a wider understanding ofspecific properties of SR-RFID that may be used in shaping new designs.More design-oriented explorations of SR-RFID directed toward its use indesigning has been extended (Ailisto et al., 2009). Instead of mappingaspects of RFID in its entirety, near-field material consists of only a fewcentral aspects of RFID technology that are unique to RFID. The material ispresented as abstract from solutions so as to offer opportunities for industrialand interaction designers to create new kinds of forms that may be used inthe conception of future interfaces.The near-field material is not a finished or complete description of near-fieldsas materials. Multiple areas of the material may be expanded upon. Further,the near-field material does not represent a definitive view of SR-RFID indesigning. It may very well be that better models can be created for designingwith SR-RFID. However, by presenting one perspective on the technologyinterpreted through a design-driven analysis, I seek to make the technologymore accessible so as to support further material-oriented discourse of SR-RFID technology.The near-field material exposes aspects of SR-RFID that are important forthe formation of interactions. Hopefully, by orienting the discourse towardform-making rather than the technology in context of applications or asindependent from people’s activities, has increased the accessibility of SR-RFID in innovation so as to enable more people to perceive the full potentialof designing with SR-RFID.74

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