Critical Design :: Restoring a Sense of Wonder to Interaction Design - Presented at Interaction12, Dublin, Ireland - 4 Feb, 2012

06/02/2012 4 Feb, 2012 :: Dublin, Ireland

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Will the promise of Critical Design deliver after the disappointment of ethnography? Interaction Designers expected ethnography to reveal rich insights that would inform the creation of better products, services and experiences. However the pressure of solution-focused design practice turned out to be a poor fit with ethnography’s concern with meaning and cultures. In response, Critical Design is emerging as a new strategy for exploring the space that lies tantalisingly beyond the current and the now.
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Ingi Helgason
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Michael Smyth
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Interaction Design
Interaction Design is concerned with the design of interactive objects and spaces and with the delivery of high quality user experiences (UX). For example, expressive interaction describes the range of new forms of human-computer interaction that are made available through technologies based on...