The evolution of the working environment, from analogue to digital, has significantly altered the dynamics of the working process in terms of how one physically moves through it. In this sense, modern behavioural working traits can be largely characterised by a subject seated in front of a computer, navigating through a digital space. This research focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI), the interface between users and computers, and examines body motions and gestures, namely of the hands, that are made to carry out simple, repetitive tasks using common commands.  
   The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of the physical body within a digital working environment by examining how certain physical motions take on gestural meaning and how these motions translate into the digital gestures that they subsequently create.
    Through practice-led investigations exploring alternative ways to visualise a subject’s motions and gestures while working in a digital environment, this research addresses the question of how we perceive and physically experience the routine and habitual nature of our everyday working worlds.

This website offers a visual overview of a portion of the research carried out under the project “One Two Tie My Shoe/Motions and Gestures in the Digital Environment.”

Research & digital motion-gesture visuals
Sonia Malpeso 

Text & image references
_The Gilbreth Network_Cheaper by the Dozen/Frank Gilbreth Jr, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey_Motion & Time Study/Ralph M. Barnes