Moving Across the Boundaries: Visual Communication Repositioned in Support of Interaction Design

Wood, Dave (2010) Moving Across the Boundaries: Visual Communication Repositioned in Support of Interaction Design. In: Create10 - The interaction design conference, 30th June - 2nd July 2010, Edinburgh, UK.

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Abstract

This paper is a theoretical contribution to the research area of Aesthetics of Interaction, but from a Visual Communication perspective. In order to convince those that still see Visual Communication as merely style and artifice, and an internalized and subjective design process, I will use the theses of Dourish ‘Embodied Interactions’ and McCullough’s ‘Digital Ground’ to connect to current HCI research. A Pragmatist philosophical position will be adopted from which to explore this Phenomenological area. This will present the design discipline from a fresher perspective of intellectual, considered and rhetorical discourse, into a richer understanding of the discipline by dispelling two unhelpful myths. Then an argument can be made to reposition Visual Communication as a stronger influence upon Interaction Design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interaction Design, Phenomenology, Semiotics, Visual Communication
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Northumbria Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21445

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