Design situations and methodological innovation in interaction design

Cockton, Gilbert (2010) Design situations and methodological innovation in interaction design. In: Proceedings of CHI '10: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [Atlanta, GA, 10-15 April 2010]. ACM, New York, pp. 2745-2754. ISBN 978-1-60558-930-5

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Abstract

This juried alt.chi paper argues that philosophy can seed HCI innovations. Recent developments in ontology open up novel methodological opportunities. Alain Badiou's situational ontology breaks an apparent impasse between essentialism and relationalism. For Badiou, the essence of any entity is a multiplicity formed from what is counted-as-one, but its parts bring potentials for change. These can exploited through the concept of design situations that contain infinite opportunities for designing as connecting. Far from being a barren abstraction, this opens up new spaces for demonstrable practical methodological innovation in Interaction Design.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
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Depositing User: Gilbert Cockton
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 17:17
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 21:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7057

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