On Legitimacy: Designer as minor scientist

Ghassan, Aysar and Blythe, Mark (2013) On Legitimacy: Designer as minor scientist. In: CHI 2013 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), 27 April – 2 May 2013, Paris.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468735


User experience research has recently been characterized in two camps, model-based and design-based, with contrasting approaches to measurement and evaluation. This paper argues that the two positions can be constructed in terms of Deleuze & Guattari’s “royal science” and “minor science”. It is argued that the “reinvention” of cultural probes is an example of a minor scientific methodology reconceptualised as a royal scientific “technology”. The distinction between royal and minor science provides insights into the nature of legitimacy within.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The final published version of this conference paper cannot be shared for copyright reasons. The authors' submitted draft is attached.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deleuze, Guattari, legitimacy, cultural probes, user experience
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Aysar Ghassan
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 13:14
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12043

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