Redström, Johan (2008) RE:Definitions of use. Design Studies, 29 (4). pp. 410-423.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2008.05.001
What does it mean to use something from a design point of view? As an alternative to role-based accounts of designers and users, this paper presents an act-based account that centres on what it is we do rather than who we are. More specifically, the paper analyses relations between design and use with focus on how open a design (process) is with respect to definitions of use through use; from well-defined influence from specific user tests on design decisions, via extensive user participation in the design process, to open-ended design processes that extends into what we otherwise understand as use. Thus, it transforms the relation between design and use into a question not of who, but of how.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||design processes; design theory; philosophy of design; user-centred design; user participation|
|Deposited By:||Johan Redström|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2009|
|Last Modified:||14 Nov 2013 14:47|
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