Design isn't a shape and it hasn't got a centre: Thinking BIG about post-centric interaction design

Cockton, Gilbert (2013) Design isn't a shape and it hasn't got a centre: Thinking BIG about post-centric interaction design. In: MIDI '13 - International Conference on Multimedia, Interaction, Design and Innovation, 24th - 25th June 2013, Warsaw, Poland.

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In this paper in support of a keynote presentation at MIDI 2013, I compare three major design paradigms and their commitments to 'centric' design activities through analyses of their Abstract Design Situations, which differ in their commitment to making and co-ordinating various types of design choices. Combining existing design paradigms provides new post-centric opportunities for design that are Balanced, Integrative and Generous (BIG). To realise these opportunities in design work, we need to provide support via re-usable resources, and guidance on development and use of local resources to realise a balanced range of integrated functions. Abstract Design Situations and Resource Functions are core concepts within the Working to Choose (W2C) framework, a systematic conceptual structure that supports analysis, assessment and improvement of design work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: design paradigm; design resources; design-led innovation; engineering design; human-centred design;
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:02

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